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How Should NPR Report On Hacked WikiLeaks Emails?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:27:00 -0400

Ethical dilemmas make reporting on hacked information awkward.

Calling Trump's Bragging What It Is; Election Coverage: Sept. 25 – Oct. 8

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:17:00 -0400

What language should NPR have used to describe Donald Trump's comments in the leaked Access Hollywood video?

'A Weekly Pattern Of Unfairness': Political Commentary On NPR

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 12:25:00 -0400

Listeners question the ideological match-ups in political opinion segments.

Reporting Embargoes That Cross The Line

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:38:00 -0400

Scientific American examines a controversial practice that NPR and others agreed to in 2014.

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

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:04:00 -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.