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Stephen Snyder

Covers:  Conflict, Justice, US defense policy, US weapons industry and trade, Yemen — its crises and its people, music and musicians
Doesn't Cover: entertainment, consumer products, fashion
I produce stories for the US radio news program, The World. Retweets imply newsworthiness, not endorsement. ******** .أنا صحفي، وأحاول أن أكون عادلا ونزيها

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I did not start out to be a journalist.

I was a working musician in my twenties, then became a record producer, which led to my work as a radio producer. That remains my main job: producing radio stories, promos, even fundraising messages for PRI's The World.

Working alongside some great radio jou…

What was your first job as a journalist?

Profiles of students for the WBZ Radio program Kid Company.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

How is social media changing news?

Faster. Cheaper. More out of control.


Peabody Award

1993 - Children's news and entertainment

At a time when commercial radio has all but forgotten the child audience, WBZ Boston presents Kid Company, a weekly, live, two-hour radio series made especially for children ages 8 to 14. Each Saturday night from 5 to 7 p.m., children report news of the world under the direction of executive producer Jody Snider, creative producer Stephen Snyder and affable host Josh Binswanger. Kid Company preproduces child-oriented features and interviews by hundreds of trained “kid correspondents.” Phone lines dedicated to kids elicit spirited discussions on everything from school lunches and toys to sexual harassment and classroom violence and classroom violence. Children also become involved in the program’s “interactive” call-in games which reward intellectual skills. For providing children a high profile and fun public forum, a Peabody to WBZ and Kid Company Inc. for Kid Company.