St. Louis Public Radio

July Editorial Training Newsletter

Jul 22, 2015

Here’s what we have in store for this month’s newsletter: Learn about innovative station projects from WDET, St. Louis Public Radio and KCRW, get the latest posts from the NPR Storytelling Tumblr, read the public media profile for WNPR’s Heather Brandon and more. As always, say hello on Twitter @nprtraining or email us at

#PubMedia Profile: Brent Jones

May 11, 2015
Nicole Hudson

People involved in public media share how they navigate the news. This month we heard from Brent Jones, a Data Visual Specialist at St. Louis Public Radio.

A Peek Inside Kelsey Proud's Digital Life

Dec 18, 2013
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People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge. This month we spoke with we spoke with Kelsey Proud. Kelsey is the engagement editor at St. Louis Public Radio/The Beacon. She took some time to tell us about her digital habits.

St. Louis Public Radio reporter Chris McDaniel started highlighting lobbyist gifts to lawmakers in a regular series last spring to make the data more approachable. When they wanted to take it to the next level, they turned to NPR's news apps team for advice. St.

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Ahhh April. This month we shared lessons on analytics, data journalism and launched the Local Stories Project. Our DC contingent also started life in the brand new NPR HQ.  

We love hearing about (and highlighting) your digital efforts, providing an inside look at the digital lives of our public media colleagues and offering training to help you stay on top of digital storytelling.  Have a story to share for our next newsletter? Let us know by emailing



Accepting money from lobbyists appears to be one of the few bipartisan issues that exists, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel wrote in a post announcing the launch of the “By the Numbers: Lobbying in Missouri” series.

12 Tips From Public Media Collaboration in St. Louis

Oct 5, 2012

Collaborations are an important tactic in any digital news strategy, especially around election season.

 Public media outlets in St. Louis are using that tactic for their election coverage in a project called "Beyond November." St Louis Public Radio, the St. Louis Beacon and Nine Network officially launched a “one-stop-shop” website this summer, and are in the midst of the collaboration that will continue, yes, beyond November. 

Bill Raack, SLPR News Director, and Kelsey Proud, SLPR Online/Social Media Producer, checked in and shared some of their lessons learned so far in a webinar on Oct. 4. 

12 Tips From Public Media Election Collaboration in St. Louis

We're back with our second newsletter.  Each month we will provide a 'best hits' of station spotlights from our blog, a quick look at trainings you can join this month and a behind-the-scenes look at the team.  (Last month's newsletter.)