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

campaign mission 

NHPR’s Campaign for Innovation recognizes that strong and healthy communities need a vibrant and trusted media.  

This Campaign will support three significant editorial initiatives - State of Democracy, Outside/In, and New Hampshire Commons - that will expand NHPR's newsroom coverage and local program production. These initiatives will be "multi-platform" as they will not only reach our audience through the radio, but also through online stories, web-based videos, downloadable audio podcasts, interactive tools and apps, and on social media sites.

The content will be delivered to our audience when they want it and wherever they are, leveraging computers and mobile technology like smartphones and tablets. All the while, NHPR will continue its commitment to broadcast the finest national and international radio programming from NPR, PRI, APM, PRX and the BBC.   

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.