- The World (radio program)
Infobox Radio Show
show_name = PRI's The World
imagesize = 100px
format = International news: analysis, commentary, features, interviews, specials
runtime = ca. 50 min.
country = USA
language = English
home_station = WGBH
Public Radio International
presenter = Lisa Mullins
creator = Public Radio International
director = David Leveille
producer = Rob Hugh-Jones
executive_in_charge = Melinda Ward
executive_producer = Bob Ferrante
Brighton, Boston, Massachusetts
last_aired = "present"
website = [http://www.theworld.org/ www.theworld.org]
"PRI's The World" is a
news radioprogram co-produced by the BBC World Serviceof the United Kingdom, and Public Radio Internationaland WGBH of the United States. The program's goal is to bring international journalism/news that illuminates the world specifically for US listeners.
PRI conceived and developed the program based on the program's congruence with PRI's mission, and in order to fulfill the critical need for more original global news created for and provided to Americans. This was partly a response to declining investments by commercial media in international news. But it was also an acknowledgment by the BBC World Service that it needed to expand its reach beyond its traditional AM and shortwave operations, because at that time it faced global competition from new and fast [er] -moving news organizations. The World was conceived as stand-alone programme and also as a template for future co-productions which might serve to expand the reach of BBC World Service resources.
The World was PRI's first co-production -- the company now has a number of productions. At its launch, it was the first program dedicated to focusing on providing global news and making the global-local connection for Americans on a daily basis. According to the PRI website/releases, PRI currently distributes the show to more than 200
public radiostations across the United States. The program reaches more than 2 million listeners every week
[ [http://www2.pri.org/infosite/networknews/releases/tw_awards_10th.cfm PRI PRESS RELEASE | PRI's The World Wins Multiple Awards, Celebrates 10th Year ] ] . It is primarily hosted by
Lisa Mullinsin Brighton, Boston, Massachusetts, but often includes substitute hosts Marco Werman and Ken Bader when Mullins is in the field.
The World was the first nationally syndicated public radio programs to begin
podcasting some of its content, notably its coverage of technology. This began with its technology podcast, which began on February 11, 2005, hosted by Clark Boyd. Today, numerous podcasts are available by topical area and entire programs are available via podcast.
The World has won many journalism awards, including:
*"The World's" four-part series, "The Global Race for Stem Cell Therapies," won both an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for Broadcast Journalism and a Scripps Howard Award for Excellence in Electronic Media/Radio.
*"The World's" four-part series "The Forgotten Plague: Malaria,"Public Communications Award from the American Society for Microbiology. Also notable since the Society confers only one award each year.
*"The World's" series "Hiroshima's Survivors: The Last Generation," honored by the University of Washington's Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma for excellence in coverage of victims of violence, the center's first-ever award to radio.
* [http://www.theworld.org/ "The World"]
* [http://www.pri.org/ "Public Radio International"]
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