Kim Perry


Kim Perry is the manager for Digital News Training at NPR where she leads the digital training efforts at NPR and Digital Services. She headed up the 2008-10 Knight digital training initiative throughout its duration. Now she’s leading a second Knight training initiative at NPR member stations. Before coming to NPR, Perry worked at the San Diego Union-Tribune and as a content producer and newsroom trainer. She’s previously reported for the Associated Press in Alaska, The Modesto Bee and other Bay Area newspapers. She’s a 2006 graduate of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. 


7:01 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

11 Stations to Contribute to Battleground

As we mentioned last week, Digital Services will launch an election night blog aggregating NPR​ member station reporting on important races and initiatives from from across the country. These are the states, stations and issues we’ll be following:

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11:28 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Election Night Experiment: Live Blogging Local Stories of National Relevance

Election night is a national story that plays out in states around the country. We’re trying to capture that narrative through an experiment called Battleground -- a live blog of the election that’s made up of local station content. The editorial team at Digital Services will be aggregating stories from select stations across the country into a single live feed of local content that’s nationally relevant.

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Training Update
6:35 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Everything You Need to Know About Digital Services & Knight Training

I’m pleased to announce that our 2012 digital training efforts are well underway.  

We have several training plans to choose from, depending on your station’s size, capacity and digital ambitions. Through the Knight Foundation’s generous two-year $1.5 million grant, we're able to give you more guidance on what makes the most sense at any given time, whether it’s a three-week training module dedicated to web writing or a 10-week intensive workshop that covers a wider range of topics.

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Digital Sleuthing
2:55 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Digital Sleuthing With NPR's Investigative Team [VIDEO]

Via Flickr / Creative Commons

Our weekly webinar series returns this week with a series from NPR's Investigative team. Join us for this week's session on using social media tools to find credible information via skillful searching.

(Editor's note: These webinars have concluded, please find links to the recordings below.  Updated June 2012)

WEEK 1: Thursday, May 3, 1-2 p.m. ET

How to Use Social Media to Track Down Sources

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Building Audience
2:06 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Digital Successes in Public Media [VIDEO]

In this webinar we cover:

  • The new and old form of digital storytelling that changed journalism.
  • Breaking news and content planning.
  • Social media growth.

Find information on future Weekly Webinars here.

4:12 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Knight Training Application (1,000-Word Narrative)

Digital Services Editorial Training Program
Two levels of the Digital Services editorial training are supported in part by the Knight Foundation and require an application for consideration:

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3:47 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

On-Site Training: An Immersive, Customized Program

We’ll offer a limited number of on-site trainings at select member stations. These training are customized to each station and typically last one week. We’ll work in collaboration with each station’s management team to develop the curriculum based on the station’s digital goals. The training can focus on specific skills, such as social media or web writing, or cover a range of topics.  Stations must apply for consideration. Stations that have participated in this training: KPLU, WBUR, KQED, KTOO, KPCC, KUOW and WGBH. 

Read more information about the application process.

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3:43 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Knight 11-Week Intensive Digital News Training

The KBIA team presents its digital goals at the Knight Leadership Conference
Credit Todd Mundt, NPR

We’ll select 10 stations based on an application process for each intensive program. Each 11-week training program begins with a three-day, in-person leadership conference that is partially paid for by the grant. Stations are responsible for travel to and from the conference. The training then shifts to webinars and one-on-one critiques with the DS editorial team. Find out more about the application process here.

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