YOU did it! $5.14 Million raised for public media innovation right here in New Hampshire!

campaign mission 

This Campaign is supporting three significant and on-going editorial initiatives - State of Democracy, Outside/In, and New Hampshire Commons, and also provided a source of funds for future innovation – the NHPR Innovation Fund.  All initiatives are expanding NHPR's newsroom coverage and local program production and are "multi-platform."

Reaching beyond our core offering of over the air radio, these initiatives will also  reach our varied audiences through online stories, web-based videos, downloadable audio podcasts, interactive digital tools and apps, and on social media sites.

Ever innovative, NHPR will deliver quality content whenever and wherever our audience demands it, leveraging computers and mobile technology like smartphones and tablets. And, we will continue our commitment to broadcast the finest national and international radio programming from NPR, Public Radio International, American Public Media, PRX and the BBC.   

Thanks to the many generous donors who made the vision for this campaign a reality.

NHPR as journalistic leader

Thanks to the intense loyalty of more than 20,000 members, the reach and caliber of NHPR’s news coverage has increased steadily through the years despite the decade-long trend of declining investment in journalism. 

From its modest beginnings above a storefront on Pleasant Street in Concord, through the development of a $6 million state-of-the-art broadcast facility in 2008, NHPR has experienced steady growth over its 33-year history.

We now boast 27 content-related staff, with broadcast and digital reporters and editors in Concord, the North Country, the Monadnock Region, the Upper Valley, Southern Tier and the Seacoast, as well as hosts and producers for the shows and podcasts we produce (The Exchange, Word of Mouth, Outside/In, Civics 101, podcasts in development).

Along the way, NHPR has steadily built its journalistic reputation. Today, we are consistently recognized as setting the standard, covering stories that matter, and have won numerous Edward R. Murrow Awards (including three national prizes in 2017) and many other recognitions for outstanding achievements in journalism.


Journalism can never be silent: That is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.
— Henry Anatole Grunwald