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What does it take to get your work on the national airwaves? Representatives from NPR, PRI, and the Public Radio Exchange, with the assistance of moderator Julia McEvoy, explain how to get work on national programs and how to distribute stand-alone specials and series.

What does it take to get your work on the national airwaves? Representatives from NPR, PRI, and the Public Radio Exchange, with the assistance of moderator Julia McEvoy, explain how to get work on national programs and how to distribute stand-alone specials and series.

They address such important issues as pay, producer credits, rights, and editorial control.


Featuring

Jake Shapiro

Jake Shapiro is executive director of the Public Radio Exchange, an online service for peer-review and digital distribution of public radio programming. Previously Shapiro was associate director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, and worked as a producer with The Connection, a daily, nationally distributed public affairs program from WBUR. Shapiro is also a musician, composer, and co-founder of the independent record label L-Shaped Records.

Margaret Low Smith

Margaret Low Smith is NPR's vice president for programming, primarily overseeing program acquisitions, program evaluation and development. She also oversees NPR's weekly quiz show Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! and manages NPR's Worldwide Service and the network's two channels on Sirius Satellite Radio. Smith spent ten years as a producer for NPR's All Things Considered, during which time she won an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Silver Baton award, a National Mental Health Association Award, a Gabriel award, and the 1990 Bronze Health Journalism Award.