National Public Radio, Inc.

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

  • Amount $975,000
  • City Washington, DC
  • Investigator Erin Sells
  • Year 2023
  • Program Public Understanding
  • Sub-program Radio

Funds from this grant provide three years of support to National Public Radio (NPR) for the continued publication and distribution of its acclaimed twice-weekly podcast, Planet Money and its off-shoot, The Indicator, both award-winning projects that examine key economic issues for a general audience in an accurate, accessible, and engaging way. With grant funds, NPR expects to publish over 300 podcast episodes per year--approximately 100 new episodes of Planet Money and 200 new episodes of The Indicator--covering a variety of important, compelling economic issues such as inflation, the ongoing effects of the pandemic on our economy, federal rental assistance, and remote work. Grant funds will also support the annual production of 150 video segments for Planet Money Shorts, an online video series that became the foundation of NPR’s first TikTok account.

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