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14 Dec, 2016, 15:34 ET PRI to Launch Its Engagement Lab

PRI today announced the February 2017 launch of the PRI Engagement Lab, a strategic effort to break new ground in digital engagement to benefit...


18 Nov, 2014, 15:06 ET PRI names David Beard of Washington Post as first executive editor of PRI.org

PRI (Public Radio International) has hired David Beard of the Washington Post to run its fast-growing global news, issues and culture website....


14 Oct, 2014, 12:08 ET PRI announces new Board Chair, Deedie Rose, and appoints Betsy Hannaford to its Board of Directors

Public Radio International (PRI) has named Deedie Rose as Chair of its Board of Directors, and has appointed Betsy Hannaford to its Board. Both...


22 Sep, 2014, 12:19 ET PRI launches Across Women's Lives, a groundbreaking multi-media and engagement initiative to increase knowledge about the power of women

Public Radio International (PRI) today announces Across Women's Lives, an ambitious 18-month long, multi-platform journalism and engagement...


22 May, 2014, 11:12 ET Public Radio International® introduces SoundWorks from PRI

Public Radio International® (PRI) today announced SoundWorks from PRI, a collection of podcasts from unique voices focused on the issues that...


12 May, 2014, 15:20 ET PRI welcomes Lynn Bay Dayton to its Board of Directors

Public Radio International (PRI) announces the appointment of Lynn Bay Dayton to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Dayton, an...


31 Mar, 2014, 14:00 ET Public Radio International® Brings Live Wire! To Stations Nationwide, Welcomes the Perspective of Host Luke Burbank

Public Radio International® today announced that it will add Live Wire! with host Luke Burbank to its portfolio beginning July 1, 2014. Live...


18 Feb, 2014, 11:30 ET Public Radio International® to Launch WGBH's Innovation Hub to Stations Nationwide

Public Radio International® today announced that it will make available WGBH's Innovation Hub with Kara Miller to its public radio affiliates...


29 Jan, 2014, 11:30 ET SoundVision Productions® and Public Radio International® Expand Content Creation and Distribution for The Really Big Questions

PRI to distribute limited series on broadcast, podcast and through digital platforms SoundVision Productions® and PRI® announce that...


13 Jun, 2013, 18:30 ET PRI receives grant from Ford Foundation to increase understanding of how immigrants in America experience key social justice issues

 Public Radio International (PRI) has received a grant of $500,000 over two years from the Ford Foundation in support of Global Nation, a...


13 Jun, 2013, 18:29 ET PRI welcomes Blythe Brenden and Ed Schneider to its Board of Directors

 Public Radio International (PRI) announces the appointment of Blythe Brenden and Ed Schneider to its Board of Directors. Both were elected by...


13 Jun, 2013, 13:20 ET Public Radio International® and sixteen public radio stations honored with National RTDNA Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting

The Radio-Television-Digital News Association (RTDNA) awarded its national Edward R. Murrow Award for Network Radio Investigative Reporting to...


04 Sep, 2012, 18:53 ET Public Radio International® signs actor, writer Stephen Tobolowsky to create new storytelling series for radio

WHAT: PRI, a leading public media producer and distributor of radio and digital content, has begun production on "The Tobolowsky Files," a...


25 Jul, 2012, 14:00 ET Rita Allen Foundation and Public Radio International® announce "Immigrant Lives" initiative

In today's fractured news media landscape, the challenge of connecting audiences, producing news relevant to a global society, and telling...


21 May, 2012, 16:28 ET Public Radio International® receives $1.6 million to support global health and development reporting, online engagement initiatives

 Public Radio International (PRI) announces that it has received a two-year, $1.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates...


14 Mar, 2012, 17:48 ET PRI® Releases "Studio 360 Teacher Redesign" on iBookstore

The Multi-Touch book for iPad is the first from public media Public Radio International (PRI) announces the release of its first book for...


02 May, 2011, 16:02 ET "PRI's The World" Wins Overseas Press Club Award for its "Rationing Health" Series

Public Radio International (PRI) is pleased to announce that journalists from its daily international news program, "PRI's The World," have...


18 Apr, 2011, 15:47 ET Andrew Sussman Appointed as Executive Producer of "PRI's The World"

Public Radio International (PRI) announces the appointment of Andrew Sussman as Executive Producer of "PRI's The World," a co-production of the BBC...


03 Feb, 2011, 14:28 ET It's Official! 'Smiley & West' Becomes Public Radio's Newest Weekly Program

"Smiley & West" is ready for takeoff. After a four-month pilot process in more than 60 markets across the country, listeners and stations said...


14 Apr, 2010, 12:00 ET PRI(R) Expands Partnership With Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for New Distribution of Content in United States

Public Radio International (PRI) announces a major partnership expansion with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). In its role of providing...


08 Nov, 2007, 00:00 ET Public Radio International Teams With Noted Journalist on New Documentary Series: Against The Odds

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 13th, a limited series of one-hour radio documentaries entitled Against The Odds will be available...


11 Mar, 2005, 00:00 ET The Tavis Smiley Show to Premiere on Public Radio International(R)

MINNEAPOLIS, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Public Radio International (PRI) announces the April 29, 2005, premiere of The Tavis Smiley Show, a...


09 Mar, 2005, 00:00 ET Public Radio International(R) to Premiere Open Source from PRI

MINNEAPOLIS, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Public Radio International (PRI) and Open Source Media Inc. announce plans to launch the first radio program...