NPR Gets $500,000 CPB Grant For Overseas Bureaus
March 28, 2012 at 4:17 AM (PT)
NPR has received a $500,000 grant from the CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING to support five news bureaus in JERUSALEM, CAIRO, BEIRUT, SHANGHAI, and BEIJING.
"Never has public media's mission of providing the American people with information they need to understand the world around them been more important," said NPR President/CEO PATRICIA HARRISON. "Journalism is a core mission for public media. We are proud to support NPR's foreign reporters, many of whom are women, who put themselves in harm's way to bring us the information we need to understand world events."
"This grant couldn't come at a better time given the enormous investment we've made in foreign coverage this year," said NPR President and CEO GARY KNELL. "Our foreign journalists are remarkable -- everyday they face difficult and often dangerous situations as they bring these important stories home."