Jay Allison is an independent broadcast journalist. His work airs on NPR’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition, PRI’s This American Life, and other national programs. He is well-known for his role as the curator and producer of This I Believe on NPR, and is co-editor of the bestselling books based on the series. He was the 1996 recipient of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Edward R. Murrow Award for outstanding contributions to public radio, the industry’s highest honor. In 2002, he received the Public Radio News Directors’ Leo C. Lee Award for lasting commitment to public radio journalism. Allison is co-producer of Lost & Found Sound and The Sonic Memorial Project and Hidden Kitchens (with the Kitchen Sisters), The Miles Davis Radio Project (with Steve Rowland & Quincy Troupe), Beyond Affliction: The Disability History Project (with Laurie Block), Stories from the Heart of the Land (with Emily Botein), and many other series, including Life Stories (with Christina Egloff). For ABC News Nightline, Allison worked as a solo-crew–shooting, reporting, and producing half-hour television specials. Ted Koppel has called him “a journalist in the finest tradition.” He is the Executive Director of Atlantic Public Media (APM), a non-profit organization he founded to create a public radio service for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket, in collaboration with WGBH-Boston. Locally, Allison hosts a weekly 4-hour “documentary DJ” program called Arts & Ideas. Allison is a founder of the Association of Independents in Radio and the originator and host of online forums for public broadcasting. Currently, Allison is working with The Moth in New York City to develop a new series for public radio.