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December 2021

NPR's Year in Review: 2021

While many things changed in 2021, NPR continued to bring fact-based, trustworthy journalism and high quality content to millions of people across the country and around the globe.

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December 2021

The Audio Indicator: The Spoken Word Audio Report Highlights Growth Among Diverse Audiences

Spoken word’s share of audio listening has increased 40% in the last seven years, and 8% in just the last year alone, demonstrating a growth that is consistently picking up.

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November 2021

NPR & Edison present: The 2021 Spoken Word Audio Report

Spoken word audio's share of listening is at an all-time high, a new report from NPR and Edison Research finds. And young and diverse listeners are consuming content at rates never recorded before.

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November 2021

NPR’s Student Podcast Challenge Encourages the Next Generation of Audio Storytellers

NPR’s Student Podcast Challenge returns for its fourth year of encouraging young voices in podcasting to come to the forefront of the audio storytelling world.

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October 2021

The Audio Indicator: 8,000 Branded Podcasts Live in 2021

A new contender in podcast charts? Branded podcasts.

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October 2021

Influencers Extend Reach for NPR Music Sponsor State Farm

NPR Music and National Public Media (NPM), utilized the popular Tiny Desk Contest series to create NPR’s first-ever influencer marketing campaign.

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