Radio as Public Service

Radio as Public Service

Kevin Klose

10.15.2007

Kevin Klose

A career journalist, Kevin Klose is president and CEO of National Public Radio, the largest nonprofit radio outlet for news and cultural programming in the country. With its emphasis on fact-based journalism and reporting in "the public interest," NPR is a unique entity in American talk radio mostly driven by political personalities and party line opinions. Klose is also a former editor and correspondent for the Washington Post.

Kevin Klose, president and CEO of National Public Radio, discusses the importance of public radio as a form of public service. Klose addresses the evolution of news organizations in a world in which information is instantaneously available. Klose discusses the importance of radio in presenting a diversity of ideas and the importance of civic engagement. In the question and answer period, Klose addresses the future of radio broadcasting, satellite radio and the link of civic engagement to democracy.