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As you may have noticed, we're trying to keep the blog's comments on topic.

A few of you requested a "bulletin board" space for conversation outside of blog topics. One reader, Mark I, suggested a weekly open thread.

It's a great idea and we'd like to give it a try.

Feel free to use this space to discuss media, policy and NPR's journalism. Suggest items for the ombudsman to investigate. We're looking forward to following the conversation.

As always, please stay within the community discussion rules, among them:

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