National Public Radio (NPR) is a nonprofit, membership-based media organization based in the United States. The organization both produces and distributes noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment radio programming and broadcasts. Although its legal name remains National Public Radio, in 2010, it began making a greater effort to refer to itself consistently as NPR. This was done around the same time that NPR was expanding its services, and the renaming can be seen as NPR wanting to rebrand itself as a media organization that offers more than radio broadcasts.

NPR is evolving into an integrated 24/7 multimedia organization. While NPR still produces, distributes, and airs radio programming through public radio, its content, including videos, photojournalism features, and podcasts, can also be viewed and streamed online and through ...

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