Twenty-two journalists will lose their jobs, including hosts Madeleine Brand and Farai Chideya. The shows are both based in Culver City, Calif., at NPR West, a major satellite operation.
Day to Day was designed as a midday complement to mainstays Morning Edition and All Things Considered, while News and Notes, a successor to The Tavis Smiley Show, was intended to draw more African-American listeners.
The good news for Publicity Hounds, however, is that NPR remains a powerful media outlet for your message, especially for authors. Use the search box at the top of the page to search for programs by topic. Many of them are archived. Listen to a few of the shows so you’re familar with the content, and then pitch if your topic is a good tie-in with the show. (See “How to Get Booked on National Public Radio.“)