PRI & PRX join forces to amplify the best in journalism and storytelling.

PRI is merging with PRX to create a new media company. Building upon our shared foundations, we aspire to create a vibrant public media organization that is grounded in extraordinary storytelling and journalism, that is more fully reflective of our complex, diverse nation, and that takes full advantage of rapidly changing technologies to reach and engage our audiences.

About PRI

Public Radio International (PRI) is a global non-profit media company focused on the intersection of journalism and engagement to effect 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 20 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®, The Takeaway, and Studio 360®; the website; podcasts such as World in Words and Otherhood; 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 Global Security (examining international security through the eyes of millennials).


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:

PRX and PRI Announce Transformational Public Media Merger

PRI Announced as Judge for Austin Film Festival Fiction Podcast Script Competition

Political Analyst Amy Walter to Join WNYC’s and PRI’s "The Takeaway"

Tanzina Vega Named Host of The Takeaway, Public Radio News Program from WNYC and PRI

PRI Global Nation Contributor Valeria Fernández Wins Inaugural American Mosaic Journalism Prize

PRI Launches Three New Podcasts Exploring Race and Identity, Foreign Policy, and Living a Meaningful Life

Media Visionaries Kathryn Finney and Michael Armstrong Appointed to PRI’s Board of Directors 

PRI Appoints Kathy Chan and Robert Ryan to Board of Directors to Enhance Business and Digital Expertise

New Appointments to PRI’s Board of Directors Reinforce Strategic and Philanthropic Expertise

PRI® and Live Wire Radio Program Expand Relationship to Strengthen Innovative Content Efforts 

Public Radio International® Partners With Slate to Expand Podcast Development & Digital Distribution for Studio 360 

Austin Film Festival Announces Competition Sponsors and Judges; Public Radio International signs on as official sponsor of the inaugural Fiction Podcast Script Competition

Public Radio International® Launches New Podcast ‘Playdate With Sarah Jones’ Hosted By The Tony-Winning Performer, Writer

PRI to Launch Its Engagement Lab

PRI, 92nd Street Y and Mic Launch The UnConvention World Vote on Facebook October 17

Global Post Investigations, PRI’s in-depth and investigative reporting unit, now published on the Medium platform; launched with Global Post’s Longreads on Conflict Series

92nd Street Y, Mic and Public Radio International Present The UnConvention

PRI announces Phase 2 of Across Women’s Lives

PRI Expands Relationship with CBC to Distribute Two New CBC Programs in the U.S.

PRI Receives $1.75 Million Dollar Grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to Support Global Reporting

WGBH Announces Plans to Acquire GlobalPost to Expand International Journalism with PRI

Michael Isip appointed to PRI’s Board of Directors

PRI names Alison Ranney to its Board of Directors

PRI’s responsive-design website,, 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

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, 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!

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