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Kim Kardashian West arrives at the LACMA Art + Film Gala last November.
June 17, 2015 Diehard NPR listeners were displeased with the choice of celebrity guest on this week's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill last month.
June 5, 2015 Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders worry that the media is writing off their candidate too soon.
Washington fans watch their team during the second half of an NFL football game against Arizona on Sunday.
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October 14, 2014 NPR becomes the first large national news organization to back away from using a name that is a racial slur.
Demonstrators gathered near Columbus Circle before the start of the People's Climate March in New York.
October 3, 2014 An email barrage was well-intentioned, but jumped to the wrong conclusions.
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Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol speaks to media during a protest on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri.
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September 22, 2014 A break in the protests allows a look at complaints, and at a moving story that still reverberates.
July 31, 2014 An internal memo spurred discussion on social media policy in the newsroom. Here at NPR, retweets DO count as endorsements. What do you think?
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March 19, 2014 An investigation into how NPR should refer to the Washington team concludes that it is time to pull back on using the team's name. Does anyone believe it won't be toast anyway?
November 21, 2013 No, you are not hearing things. Without fanfare, NPR in the last year has begun to rerun some features across its shows. Most were labeled on-air as encores, but some, like one on Texas barbecue, weren't. There are good reasons to repeat a particularly good story from another show, but a rerun should be labeled as such. Some folks question the rerun practice altogether.
November 14, 2013 NPR ran five stores on the giant pandas in Washington's National Zoo during its coverage of last month's government shutdown. It then ran a sixth story on them last week. What gives? Does anyone in the rest of the country really care about the capital's pandas? An NPR editor responds.
July 29, 2013 The Center for Immigration Studies is happy to court controversy in the current debate over immigration. The influential Washington think tank favors greater immigration restrictions. But when a Morning Edition story called the group "decidedly right-wing," it rightfully objected.
July 19, 2013 Former foreign editor John Felton conducts quarterly, independent, reviews of NPR's Israeli-Palestinian coverage. His second-quarter 2013 report is now available online.
July 11, 2013 An icon of radio has passed on with the cancellation of Talk of the Nation. The decision was a management prerogative, but I join with the many hundreds of you who have written in mourning. Some of your letters may help the replacement, Here & Now. We are all listening.
November 20, 2012 Hundreds of Red Cross volunteers came from across the country to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New York and New Jersey. But the agency was also criticized for being slow in the first days. How do you report on selflessness, something which helps hold our nation together?
November 5, 2012 Steve Inskeep is a veteran reporter of wars and disasters with an appreciation for dark humor and the absurd. But how far can you go when you are the host of one of the largest general news shows in the country? Some listeners complained about his comments during coverage of Hurricane Sandy.
November 1, 2012 Audience surveys find that many of you dislike interviews with ordinary voters (especially if it's with someone you disagree with). I agree that the practice, born out of American populism, is overdone on NPR and in the mainstream media. This is sure to get me in trouble with the American journalism fraternity, but no one else in the world does what we do.
September 10, 2012 An audience poll to select the 100 best young adult books coughed up 75,000 voters and just two books with non-white protagonists. Even a winning writer complained. Kill the judges? No, the enemy is us. Book editors ask for a solution.
July 27, 2012 Every two years, NPR aims for the gold medal standard in its coverage of the Olympic Games, which means up-to-the-minute coverage. Due to the time difference, events take place before they are aired in primetime. Listeners often react with anger and call for a spoiler alert to be issued. Here, the Office of the Ombudsman offers NPR's coverage policies.
June 5, 2012 When religion correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty reported that rape accusations against a priest were "not that unusual," she rightly confessed to writing "inartfully." But a complaining Catholic organization could have been more humble in its attack, given the facts of abuses by priests.
April 4, 2012 Has the term 'Christian' been co-opted by conservatives or abandoned by liberals? These are among the several hundred, almost uniformly thoughtful reactions to last week's column about whether Christian has become synonymous with conservative. Here are some of the best responses.
February 23, 2012 Fresh Air repeated a popular 1970s riff on "How to be a Jewish Son," featuring Mel Brooks and David Steinberg on the old David Susskind show. Some shocked listeners said the clip insulted blacks and Jews. Comedy can make us laugh, squirm—and think. Where do you draw the line?
February 13, 2012 Last week NPR's Andy Carvin explained his editorial decision to share a graphic video of injured Syrian children on his Twitter account. The majority of our readers agreed with him. But Sky News editor Neal Mann explains how he arrived at an opposite conclusion on a segment of On The Media.
January 12, 2012 It's only January, but according to a recent survey many Americans think the 2012 presidential campaign is getting too much coverage. Judging by our inbox, many of you think so. We even got a break-up letter from a listener.
January 10, 2012 As Rick Santorum's campaign has surged, so has Dan Savage's re-definition of his name on Google. NPR reported on the issue, but one listener thought the piece was inappropriate, and contributed to Savage's agenda. I sympathize, but don't agree.
January 9, 2012 A New York Times story by a dance critic on the latest pas-de-deux by football players after touchdowns may vindicate NPR commentator Frank Deford. Black and white behemoths appear equally dainty in the Times. The discussion continues on race relations and journalism.
January 6, 2012 A Morning Edition report about high obesity rates among African-American girls prompted a tough question—why did NPR point the finger at one group when obesity transcends race and gender lines? The piece is, in fact, accurate and well-crafted race-related reporting.
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