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Last Build Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:24:59 -0400

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Behind The Scenes: NPR Fact Checks First Debate In Near Real Time

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:24:59 -0400

Listeners want to know how the fact-checkers chose which facts to check.

Tracking Election Coverage: September 11-24

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:54:44 -0400

Candidate coverage evened out a bit in the past two weeks.

Tracking Election Coverage: August 28-September 10

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:15:00 -0400

We're tracking NPR's election coverage for balance and best practices.

A 'Whisper' Of News Creates A Commentary Brouhaha

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:18:39 -0400

Listeners had concerns about anonymous sources in a Morning Edition commentary.

Listeners Ask: Where's The Third Party Candidate Coverage?

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:35:00 -0400

Third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are getting little NPR coverage.

Tracking Election Coverage: August 7-27

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:36:00 -0400

Listeners want to hear more Clinton coverage.

Mailbag: Saying Goodbye To Comments

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:03:00 -0400

Users responded to NPR's recent decision to shut down comments.

NPR Website To Get Rid Of Comments

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:01:00 -0400

What does the decision mean for the NPR community?

A Week In Election Coverage: July 31-August 6

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:59:00 -0400

We're tracking NPR's election coverage for balance and best practices.

Church And State: Balancing Candidate Beliefs On Air

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 11:04:00 -0400

A pair of stories on the religious backgrounds of the presidential tickets highlights an age-old NPR challenge.

Mailbag: Should NPR Give David Duke Airtime?

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:13:00 -0400

Listeners had mixed feelings about whether or not Morning Edition should have interviewed the former Ku Klux Klan leader.

Mailbag: Convention Coverage

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:58:00 -0400

A round-up of listeners concerns, plus our favorite pieces from each convention week.

Joint Convention Coverage Makes For Not So Conventional Radio (Updated)

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:45:00 -0400

Audio problems at RNC and missing podium speeches at both conventions frustrate radio listeners to joint PBS/NPR coverage.

Finding A Voice: How Far Can A Public Radio Podcast Go?

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:25:00 -0400

As NPR embraces podcasts, reporters must decide what's "conversational" and what crosses the line.

Tracking NPR's Political Coverage

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:00:14 -0400

How should NPR's political coverage look and sound? Initial thoughts.