Grantee Profile

Public Radio International

Grants to Public Radio International

  • $1,750,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 4 years, 11 months)

    Journalism & Media

    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — Public Radio International (PRI) is a major producer/distributor of content for the public radio system. PRI’s The World, its signature program, is a daily global news program that explains the important international news of the day and helps audiences understand how foreign events and issues connect to local and domestic priorities. It is a co-production of PRI, WGBH in Boston, and the BBC World Service. In September 2015, The World announced an acquisition of the reporting and digital assets of GlobalPost, a six-year-old, online-only international news provider that was in its early days a very influential and well-read news site.  With this acquisition, The World adds to its already substantial reporting capacity and greatly enlarges its potential to reach a non-public radio audience online.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — Public Radio International is a producer and distributor of public radio programming, including PRI’s "The World," which is a daily international news program carried by over 300 public radio stations with a weekly cumulative audience of nearly 3 million listeners. This grant supports The World to carry out its outstanding and accessible reporting on the important international news of the day, helping Americans understand the interconnections between their communities and the rest of the world.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — Public Radio International (PRI) is a producer and distributor of public radio programming. It was established in 1983 to develop distinctive programming to diversify public radio content. This grant provides support for PRI’s The World, public radio’s premiere global news program and one of the largest media enterprises in the U.S. providing international reporting to American audiences. Co-produced by PRI, WGBH Radio, and the BBC World Service, PRI’s The World is carried on 336 public radio stations with a weekly broadcast audience of more than 2.5 million people.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — In support of general operations.

  • $1,200,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — In support of general operations (over three years).

  • $2,500,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — In support of news and public affairs programming and of new initiatives (over five years).

  • $450,000

    2000 (Inactive Grant)

    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — To support the global news program "The World" (over three years).

  • $350,000Active Strategy

    2000 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — To support the program fund (over three years).

  • $600,000

    1997 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — To support the international production costs of the global news program "The World" (over two years).

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    1997 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — To develop programs, including the international news program "The World" (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Public Radio International $8,150,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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