National Public Radio (NPR) is a US-based private and public funded, non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. NPR was created by a congressional law unlike other non-profit media outlets such as the AP, and most of its fellow stations are owned by public universities (government entities). It serves as a national association of more than 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.
NPR produces and distributes news and cultural programs. Individual public radio stations do not need to broadcast all NPR programs. The majority broadcast a mix of NPR programs, publicly available media content from the United States, International Public Radios, Public Radio Exchange and WNYC studios and locally produced programs. The organization’s symbolic shows are two drive-time broadcasts, “Morning Edition” and the afternoon “All Things Considered”; both are moved by most NPR member stations and are among the most popular radio stations in the country. By March 2018, drive time programs attracted 14.9 million and 14.7 million viewers respectively.
NPR and Open Society Institute
In October 2010, NPR received a $ 1.8 million grant from the Open Society Institute. The grant aimed to launch a project called Impact by the government that wants to place at least 100 journalists in NPR member radio stations in 50 states by 2013. OSI previously donated but does not take airline credit for its donations.
In April 2013, NPR moved from its 19-year-old home (635 Massachusetts Avenue) to new offices and production facilities at 1111 North Capitol Street NE, in a building adapted to the former C & P Telephone Storeroom and Mending Facility. The new centres—at the edge of North Capitol Street NE and L Street NW—is in the growing NoMa district of Washington. The first program to be broadcast in the new studios was the “Weekend Edition Saturday.” The Morning Edition was the last show to move to its new location. In June 2013, NPR canceled the weekday call-in show “Talk of the Nation.”
In December 2018, the Washington Post reported that between 20 and 22 percent of NPR employees were classified as seasonal workers, usually accounting for five percent of a profitable television network. Some temporary agents told the newspaper that the systems were exploitative, but the NPR Chief Operating Officer said that the existing systems were in proper place because the station” media company that wants to be innovative and agile.”
In December 2018, NPR launched a new podcast analysis technology called Remote Audio Data (RAD), from which the developer Stacey Goers’ referred as a “technique for sharing listening metrics from podcast applications right back to editors, with utmost care and respect for user secrecy.”
Car Talk is a Peabody Award-winning radio program that is broadcast weekly at NPR stations and elsewhere. Its motives were automobiles and car mechanics mostly discussed with humor. It was presented by brothers Tom, and Ray Magliozzi also recognized as “Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers.”
The show was produced from 1977 to October 2012, when the Magliozzi brothers retired. Although some NPR members continued to broadcast again, the edited replays (presented as the Best of Car Talk) were available for the weekly release until 30 September 2017 in the National NPR program. Previous episodes are available in a podcast format. As of June 2018, programs are still available in NPR with new content unheard.
All Things Considered (ATC) is the main news program of US National Public Radio (NPR). It was the first news program in NPR on May 3, 1971. The station is broadcasted live by NPR-affiliated publishers in the US and around the world through various media outlets, formerly including the NPR Berlin in Germany. “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition” were the United States’ top-rated public radio broadcasts in 2002 and 2005. The programs combine news, analysis, reviews, interviews and special features. Segments vary by length and style. The ATC runs from Monday to Friday from 16:00. Eastern Standard Time (Live) or Pacific Standard Time (recorded with some updates, to be published in Hawaii as a fully recorded program) or at 3.0 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. A weekend version of ATC, “Weekend All things considered” airs on Saturdays and Sundays.
Morning Edition is an American radio program produced and distributed by NPR. It is broadcasted from Monday to Friday in the morning and runs for two hours. Many stations repeat one or both hours. The program feeds live between 05:00 and 09:00 (ET). The show began on November 5, 1979; its weekend counterpart is “Weekend Edition.” “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered” are among the highest rated public radio shows.
The NPR Facebook page was at the forefront of exploring the company on social networks. The page was initiated in 2008 by University student and Geoff Campbell, and it was soon taken over by an organization. Over the past two years, it has grown to around 4 million fans and is a popular example of a new approach to the young NPR audience. NPR also has a YouTube channel that regularly includes informative and news stories.
In July 2014, NPR One, an app for iOS and Android smartphones and other mobile devices, started listening to local NPR broadcasts live and started listening to NPR podcasts via automatic content playback and simple publishing. NPR has been available on additional channels since its release: Windows Mobile, Web Browser, Chromecast, Apple Car Play, Apple Watch, Android Car, Android Wear, Samsung Gear S2 and S3, Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Alexa. Listeners can also listen to the radio live here.