NPR is a mission-driven, multimedia news organization and radio program producer that was founded in 1971. It is a network with a strong base of member stations and supporters nationwide as a leading membership and representation organization for public radio.
Drawing on more than 340 news staff (reporters, correspondents, newscasters, editors, producers hosts and bloggers) in the United States and abroad — from Washington, D.C., and New York City, to Beijing and Dakar, NPR is a source of breaking news and complex narratives and investigations of issues. NPR presents fact-based, independent journalism that examines and airs diverse perspectives. Beat reporters, with expertise on everything from the Supreme Court to the media industry, originate stories and produce explanatory and investigative journalism.
NPR produces news, talk, music and entertainment programs, including the premier newsmagazines Morning Edition and All Things Considered. NPR also distributes programs produced by member stations and independent producers under the NPR brand. The network looks for high-quality programs that add unique value to its member stations' service. NPR-distributed programs are presented alongside NPR's own programs on our digital platforms, including NPR.org, podcasts and NPR Mobile.