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NPR Makes Key Internal Changes

NPR announced a “new executive structure” today to create a “shared vision and greater alignment” across all content areas. Kinsey Wilson has been promoted to the new role of Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer. He will set the direction and oversee the operations for all of NPR’s content areas: news, programming and digital media. Margaret Low Smith will permanently lead NPR News as Senior Vice President, a position she has been acting in since January 2011.

These changes are effective immediately.

The upshot (according to a release): “The new structure will allow for closer coordination of NPR’s news, digital and programming strategies and a more seamless integration of its news operations.”

Eric Nuzum will step into Smith’s former role as VP of Programming. There will also be an “expanded role” for Keith Woods, V.P. of Diversity in News & Operations. He will report directly to CEO Gary Knell. “In Kinsey and Margaret, we have two journalists, strategists and leaders with a keen understanding of the craft that distinguishes NPR – and how we must continue to innovate and evolve,” Knell said in a release.

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‘Major’ Announcement Expected from CPB

pen-and-paper124183851_std3.jpg Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) will announce a “major” journalism initiative, followed by a panel discussion on how to counter the decline of local journalism.

“Given the loss of local journalism in various regions of the nation I’d say it’s pretty big,” said an event organizer who was not comfortable judging the weight of the announcement on a scale from 1 to 10. “The potential for it is even bigger.”

The announcement will take place at The Newseum Knight Studio (555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC) on Thursday, March 25th beginning at 10:00 a.m. (press call 9:30 a.m.).

CPB President and CEO Patricia Harrison will make the announcement and be joined by the President and CEO of PBS Paula Kerger and the President and CEO of NPR Vivian Schiller. They will discuss “new initiatives to enhance journalism across public media, utilizing radio, television and digital platforms.”

Post announcement will be a panel discussion on public media in local, national and international reporting. The panel will be moderated by Hari Sreenivasan (Correspondent, PBS NewsHour) and include Tom Rosenstiel (Founder and Director, PEW’s Project for Excellence in Journalism), Nishat Kurwa (News Director, Youth Media International), Tom Karlo (General Manager, KPBS TV-FM), and Kinsey Wilson (Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media, NPR).

Find out where to watch the live stream and Twitter details after the jump…

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Call for Nominations

The Online News Association is now accepting nominations for its 2010 Board of Directors. The nomination period closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on August 7.

Current and past DC-based ONA leaders include:

Jonathan Dube, ABCNews.com
Kinsey Wilson, NPR
Dick Meyer, NPR.org
Ken Sands, CQ

PS: now would be the time to register for ONA’s annual conference, too.

Changes Comin’ To NPR.org

A “brand new” NPR.org will be unveiled July 27th. Changes, promised to be more NPR-ish, were announced today by NPR digital media SVP and GM Kinsey Wilson and NPR News executive editor Dick Meyer.

Mark Stencel to NPR

Mark Stencel landed a new gig with National Public Radio. The WaPo, CQ and Governing mag alum will now serve as NPR’s Managing Editor of Digital News. NPR memo below.

From: NPR Communications
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2009 3:50 PM
Subject: From Dick Meyer and Kinsey Wilson: New Managing Editor, Digital News

All,

We are very happy for NPR that Mark Stencel will be joining us as the new Managing Editor, Digital News beginning July 20. Mark is one of the most experienced, versatile, serious and well-liked news leaders of his generation. His mix of experience in breaking news, political reporting, digital innovation, technology leadership and the business is wholly unique and impressive.

After a long run with The Washington Post, Mark joined Congressional Quarterly in 2005. He is currently the Executive Editor and Deputy Publisher of Governing magazine and Governing.com…. Before that, he was Managing Editor, Newsroom at CQ…..

NPR Snags Another From USA Today

Mark Memmott is leaving USA Today for NPR, where he’ll launch a news blog with Frank James, who also just joined NPR from the Chicago Tribune.

You’d remember former USA Today Executive Editor Kinsey Wilson went to NPR a few months ago.

Memmott had been with Gannett since 1979 and shares his thank yous to friends and colleagues on his blog here.

Morning Reading List, 11.13.08

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Wilson Out At USA Today

FishbowlDC has learned that USA Today Executive Editor Kinsey Wilson is joining NPR as senior vice president for Digital Media.