Grants

National Public Radio, Inc.

To support NPR’s coverage of economics via two podcasts, Planet Money and The Indicator; online short videos; educational outreach; and live events

  • Amount $650,000
  • City Washington, DC
  • Investigator Christopher Turpin
  • Year 2019
  • Program Public Understanding
  • Sub-program Radio

This grant provides funding to National Public Radio for production of the Planet Money podcast and a series of related initiatives designed to bring deeply reported stories on key economic issues to a general audience in an accurate, accessible, and engaging way. Over the next two years, grant funds will support production of the twice weekly Planet Money podcast as well as production of the Indicator, a podcast covering economic and business events in the news which is broadcast every weekday. In addition, grant funds will support the production of 12 online videos in the Planet Money Shorts series; 16 pieces of deep-dive written reporting; a live Planet Money event; and extended outreach to increase social media engagement, expand the Planet Money newsletter, and promote use of Planet Money content in America’s classrooms.

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