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Public Radio International, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN 55401-2097)
Patrick Cox (Project Director: January 2015 to present)

The World in Words (TWIW) on PRI's The World

Production of 27 short radio segments and 27 related podcasts on the relationship between language and topics that include politics, democracy, cultural preservation, and society.

The World in Words is a unique feature that explores global language-related stories in the context of a daily news show, PRI's The World. Last year, NEH funding enabled us to deepen and enhance the humanities content in selected segments within our weekly The World in Words feature. We are now seeking support to continue this approach. NEH funding will support production of 27 on-air pieces (3-7 minutes) on topics ranging from endangered languages to bilingual education to how babies acquire language, as well as 27 longer-form podcasts (10-20 minutes) that expand the treatment of these topics. The World's Language Editor Patrick Cox will work with our scholar advisers to apply more academic rigor to these select pieces than is possible in the day-to-day news production, while retaining a lively and entertaining approach and sound. In addition, NEH funding will enable PRI to enhance TWIW's online presence to encourage greater listener engagement, interactivity, and social media sharing.

Project fields:
Journalism; Languages, General

Media Projects Production

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$148,169 (approved)
$148,169 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 11/30/2016