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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

Public Radio International is a U.S. producer and distributor of public radio programming owned by the Boston public broadcaster WBGH.

Minneapolis-based PRI partners with stations to produce news/talk programs including , , and . It distributes such programs as the to some 800 stations. In June 2011, it 50 employees and $24 million in annual revenue. It also for 17 years until 2014.

PRI, originally called American Public Radio, was as a cooperative of stations aiming to compete with NPR. PRI was , a former American Public Radio affiliate, in July 2012.

In the early 2000s, and formed a competitor, American Public Media, to distribute  and .

In April 2008, PRI and co-producer WNYC , a morning news/talk program designed to compete with NPR’s Morning Edition. to “break out from the medium’s conventionally packaged sound” and created a website that emphasizes listener engagement. The Takeaway shares editorial resources with the BBC, The New York Times, and .

In March 2011, PRI and the Center for Public Integrity announced plans to build a , with plans to hire an investigative reporter in each state.

PRI has a that offers live and in-demand access to audio segments and full programs.

The fact-checking process of PRI’s show This American Life after it was forced to retract a popular episode on abuses in Chinese factories producing Apple products when it discovered that . Its retraction episode was, however, its most downloaded episode ever at the time.

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