On Ethics

On-Air Ombudsman: Talk of the Nation

Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan.

Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan.

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Today I joined Talk of The Nation for a chat, as they put it, about the big questions in journalism.

The 15-minute interview was an opportunity to share some of my background, explain the issues and shows for which I'm responsible, and explore broader dynamics around trust in journalism.

Look out for the posted audio around 6 p.m. this evening on Talk of the Nation's web page.

Among the topics host Neal Conan and I discussed:

  • My journalistic experience from Boston's South Shore to The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, and academic experience at Harvard.
  • Big issues I've written about – gay conversion therapy, abortion, Occupy Wall Street, and more.
  • Pending and emerging issues like obesity and technology coverage.
  • What I can review and comment on as ombudsman – local station programming is outside my purview.

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