Whatever you are feeling about the results of last week's historic elections, one truth remains: fact-based journalism is as important to our democracy as it has ever been. For more than 18 months, St. Louis Public Radio has provided the most comprehensive coverage of election issues and events at every level of the ballot for hundreds of thousands of listeners in our region and beyond.
Our Fall 2016 Member Campaign concluded on Friday, October 21st, as we surpassed our goal and raised $334,000 from 2,488 donors. The station is proud to announce that this fall’s drive numbers are significant in comparison to recent years. In dollars, there was a 14% increase over Spring 2016, an 11% increase over Fall 2015 and a 16% increase over Spring 2015. In donors, there was a 12% increase over Spring 2016, a 3% increase over Fall 2015 and a 20% increase over Spring 2014.
Public Radio News Directors Inc. and emcee Korva Coleman of NPR handed out 173 awards to 72 organizations at its conference in St. Louis this June for work done at stations and other outlets during calendar year 2015. St. Louis Public Radio is pleased to announce that we were the recipient of two of these awards.
St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU has been named a recipient of the inaugural Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Awards for the project “One Year in Ferguson.” The award is a new and separate award from the traditional Peabody Awards and is given to the Top Five Stories in Digital Spaces. This new award is judged and given by the Peabody Student Honor Board, a group of 16 undergraduate honor students at the University of Georgia who work in conjunction with the Peabody Awards program. The award ceremony will take place on May 20, 2016, in New York at the Paley Center for Media.
St. Louis Public Radio is excited to announce the following professional awards and recognition:
2016 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Winners:
The Edward R. Murrow Awards are presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association and recognize the top achievements in electronic journalism produced around the world by radio, television, and online news organizations. St. Louis Public Radio is part of the Region 5 - Large Market division. Region 5 includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.
The Iowa Caucuses and several primaries are just around the corner. Here is the plan for special NPR coverage of the first five major contests of the nominating process. St. Louis Public Radio (STLPR) and NPR News will offer the following news specials:
St. Louis Public Radio fall Membership Campaign concluded on Friday, October 23 raising 297,000 from 2,400 donors. Of the total donations, 970 were from first-time contributors. The campaign, which began on October 15, is one of two major membership campaigns held by the station.
The St. Louis Arch, Gateway to the West, turns 50 years old on Oct.28. As the city celebrates this milestone, St. Louis Public Radio (STLPR) takes a look at the past and future of this unique monument.
St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU announced today that Margaret Wolf Freivogel, editor, will retire from her position effective December 31, 2015. She has held this position since December of 2013 following the merger of St. Louis Public Radio and the St. Louis Beacon. Effective immediately upon her retirement, Shula Neuman will serve as interim editor and a national search will be conducted to fill the position.
A year after Michael Brown's death, Ferguson and the issues raised there continue to resonate in St. Louis and elsewhere. This week from our newsroom you’ll hear voices reflecting on the past year, meet artists and musicians transformed, see images of profound moments in history and get acquainted with the experiences of your neighbors. Join us on-air and follow our stories here in our news section.