The fastest growing news organzation in the US

Harry Jaffe at the Washintonian talks about NPR’s expansion of its news outfit: (via Robert Paterson)

“We’re probably the only major national news organization on a growth curve,? says NPR’s Andi Sporkin. “We’re on a hiring binge, expanding bureaus, expanding beats.?

The NPR news operation has added 50 journalists in the past three years, raising the total from 350 to 400.

Ten years ago NPR had six foreign bureaus; it just opened its 16th, in Shanghai, putting it in the running with major national news organizations. The New York Times and CNN both have 26, the Los Angeles Times has 22, the Washington Post has 19.

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