Mapping NPR News Partners

Earlier we reported that it is generally rare for local public radio stations to be involved with NPR as a news producing partner. The exceptions tend to be the “highly resourced” newsrooms — especially when it comes to partnering with NPR Regional Bureau Chiefs on feature reports.

Many more stations found partnering opportunities with NPR when it came to filing spot news reports with the News Desk in Washington DC.

The following maps show how this phenomena is distributed geographically.

Local Station Involvement with NPR Regional Bureau Chiefs

Local Station Involvement with NPR Regional Bureau Chiefs
Local Station Involvement with NPR Regional Bureau Chiefs (Source: MVM Consulting, 2010)

Local Station Involvement with NPR News Desk in Washington

Local Station Involvement with NPR News Desk
Local Station Involvement with NPR News Desk (Source: MVM Consulting, 2010)
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Michael V. Marcotte

Hi, I'm the (first-ever) Professor of Practice in Journalism at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. I teach multimedia journalism and launched are innovation/collaboration lab: New Mexico News Port. Previously, I was the 2012-2013 Reynolds Chair in Ethics of Entrepreneurial and Innovative Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno... and, before that, a 2011 Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. I'm also very active as a consultant in public media news, having spent over 20 years as a news director. My website is http://www.mikemarcotte.com or on Twitter: http://twitter.com/michvinmar

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