National Public Radio, Inc.

To support an innovative, on-air, and online multimedia reporter at the Science Desk for two years before NPR covers this new, full-time position

  • Amount $300,000
  • City Washington, DC
  • Investigator Anne Gudenkauf
  • Year 2013
  • Program Public Understanding
  • Sub-program Radio

Funds from this grant provide salary and administrative support for a full-time on-air and online multimedia storyteller working at National Public Radio’s (NPR) Science Desk. The new position, originally funded with Sloan support in 2012 as a one-year experiment, is tasked with enhancing NPR’s scientific coverage by supplementing traditional reporting with original animations, blog posts, illustrations, infographics, and video content, bringing NPRs high-quality reporting to new, digital audiences. This grant provides two years of bridge funding for the position after which it is anticipated NPR will incorporate the position into its yearly operating budget.

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