Reshaping the public radio newsroom for the digital future

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This article provides an in-depth analysis of the United States' National Public Radio's journey as it strives to become a more web- and multimedia-savvy company. The article offers a qualitative account of a significant transition phase in the news organization's development: what started as a 400-person retraining of the newsroom ended as a rethinking of the newsroom's digital development. The article examines the way in which NPR created the conditions of ambiguity that allowed for innovation to take place.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-79
Number of pages15
JournalRadio Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Ambiguity
  • Knight foundation
  • Newsroom
  • NPR
  • Online journalism
  • Public broadcasting
  • Public radio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Media Technology

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