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A Word from “The Daily” | June 14, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

As we get ready for the warmer, brighter days ahead, we’d like to give you a rundown of what we’ve been up to these past few weeks.

Get To Know Ben Calhoun

In early May, we announced plans that would help us take The Daily to even greater heights and offer even more support to our wildly talented team. Ben Calhoun, an editor at This American Life, joined The Times as executive producer of The Daily on May 31. Ben is the senior manager of The Daily’s team of 50, running editorial operations, building ties with the core newsroom, helping to set long-term priorities and developing systems and structures to support the most ambitious work within a culture of collaboration, equity and transparency.

Ben’s career has prepared him astoundingly well for this role. Since joining This American Life in 2010, he’s reported, produced and edited some of the program’s most memorable and decorated shows and stories. Ben also served as vice president of content and programming at WBEZ in Chicago.

His key partner is Lisa Chow, who has deftly steered The Daily for the past year. As the senior-most editor of The Daily, she’ll continue to help set editorial standards, run coverage and reporting, edit both enterprise and quick-turn stories and work with producers and editors to continually sharpen the work.

“I’m so incredibly excited to join The Daily. I come to the show as a listener, and I have such an enormous appreciation for what the founders and staff of the show have built,” Ben said when we announced his joining the team. “The Daily is such a forceful expression of the journalistic values and spirit of creativity that made me want to be a journalist to begin with. I’m looking forward to standing shoulder to shoulder with everyone at the show, and stepping into this role, to serve those same principles. I’m eager to empower the staff, and the members of the newsroom who contribute to the show, in every way I can.”

You can read more about our exciting audio leadership updates here.

Special Episodes Tackle a Possible Post-Roe America

Since the leak of the Supreme Court draft opinion on overturning the constitutional right to abortion in early May, both sides of the fight have been scrambling. In two parts, The Daily examined what’s next for a movement that looks to have achieved a decades-long goal.

In the first part, Sabrina spoke to anti-abortion activists such as Michael Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life, about what comes next. And in part two, she talked to people working in abortion clinics about what the potential change could mean for their patients.

Sabrina Tavernise Featured in Vogue Magazine

Sabrina Tavernise and her fearless reporting are featured in a recent Vogue Magazine article highlighting how female correspondents are defining war coverage in Ukraine.

In a particularly memorable episode from early March, Tavernise, speaking fluent Russian, provided an intimate, documentary-style account of a two-day journey along the slow-moving, unpredictable evacuation route from hard-hit Kyiv to western Lviv, including audio of brushing her teeth alongside children at a kindergarten where she spent a night. She captured audio at a train station packed with refugees headed to Poland, where a seven-year-old boy named Tim confided a secret to Tavernise: He’d pulled out two loose teeth since fleeing Kyiv, where his father remained. “He wanted to talk about his Legos,” Tavernise said. “And when I asked him where he was, he said he didn’t know.”

You can read the full interview with Sabrina here.

-The Daily Team

A Word from “The Daily” | March 15, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

We hope you all had a fantastic start to the new year. If you’re like us, you’re counting down the days until warmer weather.

As we prepare for the start of spring, we’d like to give you a rundown of what we’ve been up to these past few weeks.

Sabrina Tavernise Joins The Daily as a Host

In early March, we announced that Sabrina Tavernise would become the second host of The Daily, sharing hosting duties with Michael Barbaro. They will take the reins on different episodes each week and allow the show to further its ambitions and reach.

Over the past several weeks, Sabrina has brought listeners of The Daily inside the Ukraine crisis with a steady string of urgent dispatches from the front lines. Drawing on her fluent Russian and her experience covering previous conflicts in Ukraine, as well as her years reporting in Russia, Sabrina has made the upheaval of war feel visceral and real. She has interviewed civilians receiving guns and mothers sheltering in subway tunnels. With tireless dedication, she has helped maintain The Daily as a home for the world’s best audio journalism, a magnet for innovation and essential listening for millions of people.

“I fell in love with audio when I first worked with The Daily and its brilliant creators a few years ago,” Tavernise said. “The emotional power of hearing people’s voices — and the music and the drums — took storytelling to a whole new level. I felt like I was suddenly seeing colors, after a lifetime in black and white. I am so excited at the thought of joining this incredible team.”

We’re thrilled to welcome her to The Daily family full-time.

Covering The Russia-Ukraine War

As we said above, The Daily has devoted several episodes to coverage of the Russia-Ukraine War with rigor, empathy and intrepid reporting. The Daily team has reported from the ground in Kyiv, spoke to Ukrainians about how they are thinking and feeling about this moment, analyzed Russia’s military strategy and explored the efficacy of sanctions.

Recent guests trying to help listeners make sense of the current state of affairs, on the ground in Ukraine and across the world, include Michael Schwirtz, an investigative reporter for The Times; Valerie Hopkins, a Moscow correspondent for The Times, currently in Ukraine; Clifford Krauss, a national energy business correspondent for The Times; Anton Troianovski, the Moscow bureau chief for The Times; and Eric Schmitt, a senior writer covering terrorism and national security for The New York Times.

Celebrating Five Years of The Daily

February 1, 2022 marked the five year anniversary of The Daily. Since 2017, the team has produced nearly 1,300 episodes and told countless stories.

Daily listeners have been with us through impeachments and elections, terror attacks and natural disasters, a riot at the Capitol and a global pandemic. We’d like to share an excerpt from an email that Michael Barbaro sent to The Daily team on the morning of February 1, reflecting on the show’s half-decade history:

Team,

Five years ago this morning, we published the very first episode of The Daily.

Listening back, as I did a few days ago, the host sounds gratingly high-pitched, but the episode vibrates with ambition. A new president had his first vacancy on the Supreme Court (sound familiar?), and we asked our inaugural guest, the ever-patient Adam Liptak, to prerecord two entirely different second segments, mini biographies of the two likeliest nominees, because we didn’t know which judge Trump would select.

Neil Gorsuch was his choice, and those who hit play on Feb. 1, 2017, heard something remarkable: the authority, curiosity and humor of The Times brought to life in a totally new and intimate way.

The question was how many people would actually listen? From the start, we confronted a mountain of justifiable skepticism. Did the world really need a five-day-a-week news podcast? Wouldn’t episodes get stale after 24 hours? Wouldn’t Times reporters get tired of coming on?

Fair questions, all. There were ample reasons to think we would fail.

But what nobody could foresee back then was that the right combination of producers and editors, the right blend of audio journalists and storytellers, of composers and wordsmiths, Pro Tools wizards and guest whisperers — not to mention the world’s best newsroom — could make a daily news podcast not just urgent and essential, not just beloved and addictive, but transcendent.

[…]

Here’s to the next five years.

Michael

We’re honored to bring The Daily to public radio listeners and value the relationships we’ve created with so many more people around the country.

Until next time,
-The Daily Team

A word from “The Daily” | December 14, 2021

Dear Colleagues, 

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with food, friends, family and fun. Along with our leftovers, we also enjoyed this playful take on The Daily’s signature introduction on TikTok (the clip has over 180,000 likes).  

As we gear up for the winter holidays, we’d like to give you a rundown of what we’ve been up to these past few weeks. 

The Daily’s Dedication to Covering Climate Change 

For the past few months, The Daily has produced a series of climate-related episodes. We’ve told personal stories of individuals and families learning to live with extreme weather events and followed the bumpy road toward passing policy that may help to curb the worst effects of our warming planet. 

In early November, The Daily traveled to Glasgow, where the show covered COP26, the United Nations conference. “We’ve been building to this moment with our climate coverage all year,” Clare Toeniskoetter, a senior producer on The Daily, said. “We tried to go inside the conference to ask the question many people outside it have posed, which is: Will this conference make a difference?” 

You can find a short playlist of some of The Daily’s recent episodes that focus on the real-world effects of the discussions at the conference, as well as our coverage of COP26, here.  

Listeners can expect more coverage of climate change in the new year.  

The Music of The Daily  

Along with on-the-ground reporting and in-depth interviews, original music plays an integral role in how The Daily immerses listeners in some of today’s most important stories.  

On November 10, The Daily brought listeners the story of Martín Zamora, the owner of a funeral parlor in Algeciras, Spain, who has taken on an unusual line of work: He is committed to identifying the bodies of migrants who have washed up on shore, and then getting their bodies back to their homes so that they can be buried. 

Producer Rachelle Bonja, along with our audio fellow Chelsea Daniel, created some of the original music for the episode. Here, you can take a closer listen to two of their songs that were featured in the episode.  

Hearing From Sabrina Tavernise

Over the past few weeks, listeners have been hearing from Sabrina Tavernise, a national correspondent for The Times — and one of the guest hosts of The Daily.  

Recent highlights from Sabrina’s hosting duties include an inside look at The Times’s investigation into a deadly, and erroneous, airstrike in Syria that was hidden by the U.S. and deep dive into a Supreme Court case that could transform America’s relationship with guns

What We’re Grateful For: You! 

We’d like to take a moment to thank all of the new stations that we’ve welcomed to The Daily family in recent months. We’re honored to be part of your airwaves every day.  

  • WESA in Pittsburgh, PA  
  • KRCB in Santa Rosa, CA 
  • WLRN in Miami, FL  
  • WITF in Harrisburg, PA
  • KHCC in Wichita, KS
  • KUHF in Houston, TX
  • KCRW in Los Angeles, CA

Until next time, 

-The Daily Team 

Update on hosting – The Daily

Starting this fall and continuing into the new year, The Daily is adding two experienced journalists to the hosting seat. Sabrina Tavernise and Annie Correal (bios below) will join Michael Barbaro as regular guest hosts of the show. Here’s some background from the team at The New York Times: 

Michael’s paternity leave has allowed us to work with a number of guest hosts who have each brought their own expertise, style and experience to the hosting job. Sabrina Tavernise and Annie Correal are gifted journalists who bring real empathy and clarity to their reporting. 

Listeners already know Sabrina, who has been a guest host on many occasions. Sabrina, currently a national correspondent for The Times, has covered some of our most important stories from across the world, including Russia, Iraq, Pakistan and Turkey.  She covered the Iraq War for The Times, where in 2005 she was one of the first people to document ethnic cleansing. She has been an outstanding guest host of The Daily and we’re excited for listeners to hear even more from her soon. 

Annie is also one of The Times’s most creative and intrepid reporters. Since joining The Times in 2013, she has covered developments related to immigration, including the separated families crisis and the large migrant caravan that traveled from Central America to the United States border in late 2018. Before coming to The Times, she contributed reporting to This American Life and WNYC. She also helped found the Spanish-language storytelling podcast, Radio Ambulante. Her audio reporting chops and keen sense of storytelling make her supremely fit to step into this role.   

At this point, neither Sabrina nor Annie will be permanent co-hosts of the show. On occasion, listeners may hear other hosts previously heard (like Astead Herndon or Kevin Roose) during vacations or unexpected absences by one of the other hosts.  

What will remain the same? 

Michael Barbaro will still host the majority of shows and continues to have editorial input on the show’s broader coverage and on individual episodes. This guest hosting format will continue into the new year. The foundation and structure of The Daily will also remain the same. 

When:  

Michael and Sabrina host this fall through the end of the year; then Annie will join Michael as a guest host for several months starting in January. 

Operational Show Notes: 

  • Rundown: The episode host will be identified in the show rundown. 
  • Billboard, Credits & Episode Tune-In Promos: These show elements will be voiced by that day’s host. 
  • Custom Promos: These continue to be available upon request through our online form. Please indicate your preferred voice in the Special Instructions field. 
  • Generic Promos: We will be working on new generic show promos voiced by Sabrina and Annie to familiarize your audiences.  

We appreciate the feedback shared by stations in our survey earlier this summer. 

Please reach out to your Station Relations Representative with any questions or feedback. 

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Sabrina Tavernise – check out this conversation between Michael and Sabrina 

Sabrina Tavernise is a national correspondent covering demographics and is the lead writer for The Times on the Census, capturing major demographic shifts underway in the United States, including in mortality and fertility, race and ethnicity. 

Sabrina started at The Times in Moscow in 2000 and spent her first 10 years as a foreign correspondent, based in Russia, Iraq and Pakistan, and in Turkey, where she was the Istanbul bureau chief. In Iraq, she covered civilian casualties and documented the lives of ordinary Iraqis from 2003 to 2007, and was one of the first to identify sectarian cleansing in 2005. 

Before joining The Times, Sabrina was a freelance writer in Russia for publications including BusinessWeek. From 1997 to 1999, she worked for Bloomberg News in Moscow. 

Sabrina grew up in a rural town in western Massachusetts, where she picked blueberries for summer work. She went to Westfield High School and graduated from Barnard College in New York City in 1993. She moved to the eastern coast of Russia in 1995, to a town called Magadan, where she helped run a United States Agency for International Development-funded business training center.  She is now based in Washington. 

Annie Correal  

Annie Correal writes about immigrant communities in New York City and its environs. She has been a staff reporter at The New York Times since 2013. 

Since joining the Times, Ms. Correal has contributed breaking news coverage, long-form features and episodes for the “The Daily“ podcast on topics ranging from immigration to criminal justice and the opioid crisis. She has also traveled to Latin America and the American South to report stories of migration and migrant labor. 

In 2020, she was part of the Times team documenting the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on New York City. She reported a series of stories on the crisis in immigrant enclaves, including “The Epicenter,” a 10,000-word chronicle of the first wave of the coronavirus in Queens, a collaboration with Dan Barry and Todd Heisler, a photojournalist. 

Ms. Correal is a native Spanish speaker born in Colombia. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Princeton University. She was previously a public radio producer and reporter for El Diario and is a co-founder of the podcast Radio Ambulante. 

A word from “The Daily”

Dear Colleagues,

We hope you’ve all been enjoying what seems like the fastest summer ever. As we cope with the sudden return of fall, we’d like to give you a rundown of what we’ve been up to these past few weeks.

A New Leader for the Audio Team at The Times

In July, we shared the exciting news that Paula Szuchman, our former head of Opinion Audio, will become The Times’s new director of Audio. As director of Audio, Paula will manage the teams that make our shows to ensure that our journalism remains excellent, even as we scale to do more, and that we live up to our values in fostering an equitable and inclusive culture.

A little bit about Paula and why she’s the perfect person for this role: Paula is a creative and exacting editor who makes every story she works on better. She is a compassionate manager who understands the demands of audio production as well as print — she spent three years as a Page One editor at The Wall Street Journal. She has a proven track record in managing journalists across mediums — she ran production teams for five years at WNYC, working across a range of subjects from personal narratives to news. After eight years at The Wall Street Journal, she ran the newsroom at The Daily Beast and worked as an editor at Newsweek.

We could not be more excited about what this means for the future of The Daily and NYT Audio.

How ‘The Daily’ Covered Afghanistan’s Fall

Some episodes of The Daily come together over weeks. In the case of the episode that aired on Monday, August 16, it took a weekend. Responding to the rapid fall of Afghanistan’s government to the Taliban, the episode featured the visceral reactions of one resident of Kabul as she was witnessing the collapse of the country around her, day by day. (She was referred to only as the initial R., because she feared retaliation by the Taliban.) To shed light on the making of this episode — and the many choices and areas of expertise that combine to shape one show — three staff members talked about their roles: Lynsea Garrison, one of the producers; Larissa Anderson, an editor; and Chris Wood, a sound engineer who works in London.

You can read more about how they made this powerful episode of The Daily here.

Meeting The Guest Host: Sabrina Tavernise

Over the last several weeks, listeners were introduced to Sabrina Tavernise, a national correspondent for The Times — and a fantastic guest host of The Daily.

Recent episodes hosted by Sabrina delved into a breadth of stories, including a conversation with Natalie Kitroeff about Mexico and the problem of America’s lax approach to guns; a chat with Carlotta Gall about the Taliban’s strategy as the United States started to withdraw from Afghanistan; and an in-depth look at the story of Simone Biles, the greatest gymnast of all time, with Juliet Macur.

Sabrina started at The Times in Moscow in 2000 and spent her first 10 years as a foreign correspondent, based in Russia, Iraq and Pakistan, and in Turkey, where she was the Istanbul bureau chief. In Iraq, she covered civilian casualties and documented the lives of ordinary Iraqis from 2003 to 2007 and was one of the first to identify sectarian cleansing in 2005.

Here’s a little bit about Sabrina’s thoughts on hosting from a recent conversation with her and Michael:

Michael: I feel your bio perfectly set you up for this moment when we asked you to help host the show, because you’ve covered such big and rich and varied subjects around the globe. What’s the transition been like from reporter/Daily guest to having hosting responsibilities?

Sabrina: Hard! I love audio. Definitely my favorite medium. But I’m not used to actually creating it. So there’s a learning curve. But I love it.

I still feel like that cartoon T-rex trying. Like I have these really powerful legs from running but I’m being told that the one thing I need to do now is pull-ups and so I’m trying to do pull-ups with these little, undeveloped arms. And no one cares how fast I can run.

Michael: I love that metaphor. Hosting is… weird!

Sabrina: Hard! Yeah. It is weird. but great!

Michael Barbaro may be out for a few weeks this fall — look to APM for further details.

Until next time,
-The Daily Team

p.s. Thank you for taking the survey sent by APM about guest hosting and promotions. We will be taking your feedback into consideration as our team and the program continues to evolve.

A word from “The Daily”

Dear Colleagues,

As life returns to normal, we’re working to bring moments of serendipity to listeners alongside our news reporting. Here’s a rundown of what we’ve been up to.

Special Guest Hosts

Some well-established Times journalists (and recurring guests of The Daily) are filling in for Michael Barbaro, who recently welcomed a baby with his partner. Michael will continue to voice the billboard of the show, even when the guest host leads the conversation with a reporter. Listeners will have the chance to hear new voices from The Times, such as the political correspondent Astead Herndon, the national correspondent Sabrina Tavernise and the technology columnist Kevin Roose.

Special Episodes

Curious listeners are always hungry to hear a good story. As The Daily team has grown, there’s been no shortage of rich, deeply reported journalism to be told through audio.

Over the past few weeks, listeners have been introduced to some of this signature enterprise journalism through the airwaves with special episodes, like Odessa and Day X. We’re excited by the opportunity to showcase not only some of the stellar talent on The Daily team, but voices from across The Times’s global newsroom, like Berlin bureau chief Katrin Bennhold.

We know listeners are eager to learn more about the world through audio storytelling. These episodes have allowed us to introduce more variety and news-adjacent programming into The Daily.

Odessa

Earlier this year we introduced Odessa, a four-part series about a West Texas high school reopening during the pandemic — and the teachers, students and nurses affected in the process.

On June 10, we celebrated Odessa High School’s commencement with a live event connecting listeners to Odessa students and faculty. The virtual event included a performance by Odessa’s award-winning marching band (which was featured in the second Odessa episode) and a commencement speech from La’Darius Marshall, star from the Netflix docuseries “Cheer.”

As we mentioned in our last note a few months ago, these episodes served as a model for The Daily’s approach to original reporting, which leads us to our most recent reporting project – Day X.

Day X

In Day X, our newest documentary series hosted by Berlin bureau chief Katrin Bennhold, hear all about Neo-Natzi’s and their alleged far-right assassination plot to take down the Federal Republic of Germany. It’s a swirling story of intrigue, faked identity, and the backlash about a changing national identity in Germany.

These episodes ask the question that they believe many nations are faction: “What happens when the threat is coming from within?” Katrin joined WNYC to discuss her reporting and the show.

Listeners Having Fun

If you can’t laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at? TikTok users are paying homage to the show by sharing their best Michael Barbaro impressions, full of dramatic pauses and moody background music. They’re even impersonating Michael to take on viral challenges.

Until next time,
-The Daily Team

A Word from “The Daily”

Dear Colleagues,

In our many conversations with station leaders over the past few months, we promised greater communication between “The Daily” and public radio stations. This quarterly newsletter will be one element of that.

New Editor of “The Daily”

It’s been an eventful period for “The Daily.”

First off, we’re thrilled to report that Lisa Chow has been named editor of “The Daily.” A veteran audio journalist who has produced, hosted and edited high-impact podcasts for years, Lisa is now leading our efforts to lead the show into its next phase.

Prior to joining The Times in 2019, Lisa was an economics reporter for WNYC, NPR and Planet Money and a senior editor at FiveThirtyEight. She’s perhaps best known for her role as host of the “Start Up” podcast, where she lead the reporting of two high-regarded investigative series.

Lisa has razor-sharp news instincts and bottomless curiosity combined with a clear vision for how to build and manage strong teams. She was instrumental in leading “The Daily” through the pandemic, and we are so excited for her to take on an even bigger role.

New Processes

Since joining the team on an interim basis, Associate Managing Editor Cliff Levy, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, has been overseeing the editing of our latest multi-part narrative series, Odessa, about the experience of a school in West Texas during the pandemic. His involvement with the series will serve as a model for our approach to original-reporting in the future. At the same time, Cliff is continuing to implement new editing and fact-checking processes that bring the audio team closer to the rest of the newsroom.

D.E.I. Report

In company news, The New York Times released the findings of an intensive, nine-month review of its culture. The report found that while The Times had made meaningful progress in hiring over the past several years, bringing aboard hundreds of new journalists of color, it has not sufficiently changed its newsroom culture to ensure that everyone is able to thrive at The Times. The report, which has been embraced by the entire leadership of the company, calls for transformational and lasting change. Among the concrete list of actions the company has vowed to take: increase the representation of Black and Latino colleagues in leadership by 50 percent by 2025; create a new diversity, equity and inclusion office within the human resources; significantly increase the feedback, training and support we provide managers; establish clearer career expectations and pathways for development and advancement.

The actions recommended by the report will require the most substantial investment The Times has ever made — in terms of time, money and energy — in advancing our culture.

It’s a powerful, bracing and candid report and we recommend reading it.

Communication with Public Radio Stations

We are seeking new ways to solicit feedback from stations. For instance, “The Daily’s” deputy producer, Alexandra Leigh Young, is working with APM to better understand what stations need and want in promos for the show. Please reach out to your station relations representative with your feedback.

As we said, this newsletter is just one way we will be in touch with you. Please let us know what kind of information and updates are most useful to you in future newsletters.

Sam Dolnick
Assistant Managing Editor, The New York Times

Regarding APM, The New York Times, Caliphate and The Daily

In pursuit of transparency, APM wanted to bring to light how we’ve been collaborating with PRPD, our station partners, and The New York Times over the course of the last few weeks.

In collaboration with the Public Radio Program Directors Association and affiliate station leadership, APM sent a letter to our partners at The New York Times last night to inform them of the public radio network’s concerns concerning Caliphate and The Daily.

We deliver trusted programming to listeners across the country, and when that trust is shaken, we have a responsibility to ensure it is addressed. We are optimistic that our communication between The New York Times, PRPD, and our station partners continues a dialogue so that we further our collective work addressing journalistic principles and inequities in the workplace while serving audiences.

You can view The New York Times’ response to the open letter at this link.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to your APM Station Relations Representative.

New spring fundraising tools

As you look forward to warm spring days and member drives, we’re here to help with new fundraising assets to raise your audience engagement and revenue.

Segments are available now on ContentDepot. Subscribe to individual fundraising program pages now to receive all future updates.

New for spring 2019:

 All programs

  • Updated talking points for your live pitches are available now on ContentDepot (following each rundown on fundraising pages) and on our website (under ‘Fundraising’ on program pages).
  • New fundraising promo options (excluding BBC World Service and The Daily) include general, sustainer, sustainer upgrade, and thank you messages from our hosts; new spots are between 0:25 and 0:59.

 Live from Here

  • Fundraising episode with 13 interchangeable segments featuring Chris Thile and a variety of artists: David Crosby, Jon Batiste, Lindsey Buckingham, John Prine, Meshell Ndegeocello, Emmanuel Ax, St. Vincent, Jonathan Biss, Dessa, Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, Vulfpeck, Tuneyards, Jeff Tweedy, Sylvan Esso, Snarky Puppy, David Rawlings, Willie Watson & the Fairfield Four, Parker Millsap, The Knights, Rachael Price, Gaby Moreno, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, Sara Watkins, Punch Brothers, Tracy K Smith, The Sklar Brothers, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Gethard, Joey Ryan, and Tom Papa.

 Performance Today

  • Long-form, in-studio segments with a variety of classical artists.

Visit the ‘Episodes’ section of the pages below to find new fundraisers, with suggested pitch points following each rundown:

News

BBC World Service (generic promos and pitch points)

The Daily (generic promos, pitch points and listener testimonials)

 Marketplace

Arts and Culture

Live from Here (fundraising episode, pitch points)

The Splendid Table (6 promos with Francis Lam, pitch points)

Classical Music

Classical 24 (11 promos with C24 hosts, pitch points)

Performance Today (7 promos with Fred Child, 5 in-studio segments with guest artists, pitch points)

Pipedreams (6 promos with Michael Barone, pitch points)

SymphonyCast (6 promos with Alison Young, pitch points)

Custom Promo Requests

We encourage you to use our new fundraising promos, but we’re here to help if you need a custom spot. Please complete our custom promo form.

Due to ongoing production schedules, please allow 3-4 weeks for custom promo delivery, and up to 6 weeks for BBC World Service spots. Note: BBC World Service is prohibited by British law to make direct asks to listeners for monetary support.

New spring fundraising tools

As you look forward to warm spring days and member drives, we’re here to help with new fundraising assets to raise your audience engagement and revenue.

Segments are available now on ContentDepot. Subscribe to individual fundraising program pages now to receive all future updates.

New for spring 2019:

 All programs

  • Updated talking points for your live pitches are available now on ContentDepot (following each rundown on fundraising pages) and on our website (under ‘Fundraising’ on program pages).
  • New fundraising promo options (excluding BBC World Service and The Daily) include general, sustainer, sustainer upgrade, and thank you messages from our hosts; new spots are between 0:25 and 0:59.

 Live from Here

  • Fundraising episode with 13 interchangeable segments featuring Chris Thile and a variety of artists: David Crosby, Jon Batiste, Lindsey Buckingham, John Prine, Meshell Ndegeocello, Emmanuel Ax, St. Vincent, Jonathan Biss, Dessa, Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, Vulfpeck, Tuneyards, Jeff Tweedy, Sylvan Esso, Snarky Puppy, David Rawlings, Willie Watson & the Fairfield Four, Parker Millsap, The Knights, Rachael Price, Gaby Moreno, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, Sara Watkins, Punch Brothers, Tracy K Smith, The Sklar Brothers, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Gethard, Joey Ryan, and Tom Papa.

 Performance Today

  • Long-form, in-studio segments with a variety of classical artists.

Visit the ‘Episodes’ section of the pages below to find new fundraisers, with suggested pitch points following each rundown:

News

BBC World Service (generic promos and pitch points)

The Daily (generic promos, pitch points and listener testimonials)

 Marketplace

Arts and Culture

Live from Here (fundraising episode, pitch points)

The Splendid Table (6 promos with Francis Lam, pitch points)

Classical Music

Classical 24 (11 promos with C24 hosts, pitch points)

Performance Today (7 promos with Fred Child, 5 in-studio segments with guest artists, pitch points)

Pipedreams (6 promos with Michael Barone, pitch points)

SymphonyCast (6 promos with Alison Young, pitch points)

Custom Promo Requests

We encourage you to use our new fundraising promos, but we’re here to help if you need a custom spot. Please complete our custom promo form.

Due to ongoing production schedules, please allow 3-4 weeks for custom promo delivery, and up to 6 weeks for BBC World Service spots. Note: BBC World Service is prohibited by British law to make direct asks to listeners for monetary support.