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John Barth

Chief Content Officer
Saint Louis, Missouri
John Barth is the CCO of PRX, a public radio network and program creator that serves stations, producers, podcasts, satellite radio and commercial digital companies.

John was the founding producer of the public radio business program Marketplace, went from there to run all of AOL's news operations and business, and then was in charge of original content for the premium spoken-word site, Audible.com. John was the Editorial Director of the 2003 Public Radio Collaboration project Whose Democracy Is It? and forged collaborations with NPR, the BBC, Microsoft, PBS and Alibris.com.

John has been a reporter, producer and news director at public radio stations in Missouri, Minnesota and Philadelphia. His radio work has been heard on NPR's various programs.

John was an adjunct at George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs and serves on its advisory council. He has also been a judge for the Third Coast Audio Festival, served on the board of the Public Radio Program Directors and has advised many funding evaluation panels for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

John has an MA in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia (1979) and a BA in political science from the University of Delaware (1976). He lives in St. Louis.