About PRI

Public Radio International (PRI) is a global non-profit media company focused on the intersection of journalism and engagement to affect positive change in people’s lives.  We create a more informed, empathetic and connected world by sharing powerful stories, encouraging exploration, connecting people and cultures, and creating opportunities to help people take informed action on stories that inspire them.  Its mission is to serve audiences as a distinctive content source for information, insights and cultural experiences essential to living in our diverse, interconnected world.  Founded in 1983, PRI audio, text and visual content is currently consumed by almost 19 million people each month.

PRI executes a comprehensive effort of content development, partnership collaboration, distribution initiatives and audience engagement activities each year.  With our roots in public media, PRI is extending its impact through web, mobile and social media platforms.  Its products include national radio programs such as PRI’s The World®, Boston Calling, The Takeaway, and Studio 360®; the website PRI.org; podcasts such as World in Words and Sideshow; and story initiatives such as Across Women’s Lives (documenting the power of women to improve their communities), Global Nation (revealing America’s changing population and issues facing its growing immigrant population), and Safemode (examining international security through the eyes of millennials).

Mission

Public Radio International's mission is to serve audiences as a distinctive content source for information, insights and cultural experiences essential to living in our diverse, interconnected world.

PRI's Theory of Change: Content + Engagement = Impact

To build awareness and understanding, PRI combines content and engagement in a powerful way.

Content: PRI creates and distributes distinctive news, information and stories that increase people's understanding of the complexity and interdependency of world events and issues. We produce media that fulfills unmet content needs; we seek and market a portfolio of similar content produced by other organizations; and we strive to spur other media organizations to emulate our work. 

Stories, although essential, only go so far in enabling an individual to build a deeper understanding of the world. In forming their own conclusions, people need to connect with each other to share, discuss and act. 

You can learn more about PRI’s portfolio here

Join us

At PRI, we’re natural collaborators, understanding that working together we can accomplish more than we can on our own. We’re eager to connect with people who share our passion for telling a new story, sharing a unique perspective, and for hearing a different voice. Our social media outlets can keep you up-to-date with what we’re doing, and give you a place to join in. Connect with us: 

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Press Room

For journalists interested in covering PRI, please contact 612-330-9231.

Recent Press Releases:

PRI’s responsive-design website, PRI.org, selected as Official Honoree by 
The 19th Annual Webby Awards

Across Women's Lives at TED

PRI selected to participate in ACLS public fellowship program

PRI names David Beard of Washington Post as first executive editor of PRI.org

Statement regarding Q with Jian Ghomeshi

PRI announces new Board Chair, Deedie Rose, and appoints Betsy Hannaford to its Board of Directors

PRI launches Across Women’s Lives, a groundbreaking multi-media and engagement initiative to increase knowledge about the power of women

The Takeaway and Studio 360® honored with National RTDNA Murrow Awards; PRI’s The World® recognized with an RTDNA/UNITY Award

Public Radio International® introduces SoundWorks from PRI

PRI welcomes Lynn Bay Dayton to its Board of Directors

Public Radio International® Brings Live Wire! To Stations Nationwide, Welcomes the Perspective of Host Luke Burbank

PRI Statement about Distribution of This American Life March 20, 2014

Public Radio International® to Launch WGBH's Innovation Hub to Stations Nationwide

SoundVision Productions® and Public Radio International® Expand Content Creation and Distribution for The Really Big Questions

Byliner partners with Public Radio International® to create enhanced ebooks of award-winning shows

PRI and the Science Friday Initiative announce Science Content Development and Distribution Partnership

Contact us

Listener Services: 612-338-5000

Via email: Have a question about Public Radio International or any of our content? You can get ahold of us by sending us a message using the form below, or by calling 612-338-5000. Committed to our listeners and supporters, we will make sure a member of our staff gets back to you as quickly as we can, though please remember that response times may vary. Programming questions and general PRI feedback

If you have not done so already, a great resource to check out for your questions about PRI is the FAQ page, where we have answered a few of the most common questions we get.

If you are interested in contacting a team member about PRI.org, submitting a story idea to the newsroom, or reporting a technical problem with the website, sending us a message is the best way to contact us. 

To pitch radio stories: Please contact the program you would like to pitch. See our list of programs.

To submit a program: PRI seeks creative program ideas and proposals in all genres for nationwide distribution to public radio stations. Programs that will appeal to people across the United States, have superb technical quality, and that won't be easily duplicated by local stations will receive strongest consideration. You can submit your program to our office in Minneapolis, via  this form. Due to the volume of submissions that we receive, it is too difficult for us to respond to individual questions. However, be assured that we will evaluate your program and get back to you within approximately three weeks. Thank you for your submissions, we appreciate listeners committed to keeping our programs current!

Mailing Address: 401 2nd Avenue North, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN  55401

To inquire about sponsorship: 612-330-9251

To make a gift or donation: Online, or 612-330-9246