Happy October, all. In this month’s newsletter, we have a delightful Digital Life from NPR reporter and producer Sam Sanders, highlights of work from KERA, WBEZ and NHPR, and a call for your reporters’ Twitter handles for @NPRPolitics. Are you doing anything interesting for election night? Let us know on Twitter @NPRDS or via email at

Should Reporters Produce Stories for Radio and Web?

Aug 18, 2014
Original image via Flickr/donovanbeeson

The NPR coaching and development team works with NPR and member stations to help newsrooms and journalists reach a growing, multi-platform audience. As part of that work, we’ve found that stations share many of the same questions and concerns with us.

This advice column is one way to help make those questions and answers more public. By making public radio’s collective knowledge accessible, we can continue to learn from each other.

All thoughts, questions and feedback are welcome. Share your feedback via email to

Submit your own questions for future installments of the advice column in this form.

Kim Perry

NPR Director of Editorial Coaching and Development

A Peek Inside Martha Kang's Digital Life

Feb 26, 2014
Martha Kang/KPLU

This month we spoke with Martha Kang. Martha is the online managing editor at KPLU in Seattle, Wash. She oversees both and Quirksee, a “hub for visual, brow-raising stories that pique your curiosity.” In the midst of Martha’s busy days writing, editing and more, she took a few minutes to share some of her favorite digital spaces online. They’re worth a read:

Three daily must-reads
The New York Times, Al-Jazeera America, Circa