March 13, 2012 NPR's new Ethics Handbook, which revises its long-standing News Code of Ethics, powerfully focuses on principles more than rules, acknowledging that much of journalism is judgment. This is the first of several posts exploring the handbook, a "living document" designed to evolve.
A U.S soldier of 82nd Airborne patrols near a forward base in the Ghorak district of Kandahar southern Afghanistan.
February 9, 2012 On today's TOTN: who's telling the truth about the war in Afghanistan? Historian Noah Andre (Andy) Trudeau needs your help in his search for Abraham Lincoln. The evolution of the Occupy Wall Street movement. And can you review music in 140 characters or less?
January 20, 2012 Sure, reporters should correct false statements by politicians and others, but that is not always possible on daily deadline stories. So what to do? The NYT ombudsman has been widely mocked for asking, but many of the critics know not of what they speak. Journalism has gotten better, not worse.
January 5, 2012 In the first hour of today's TOTN, the new laws that may affect you in 2012 and columnist Cynthia Tucker on the state of opinion journalism. In the second hour, the long-misunderstood period of middle childhood and why patients want to see their doctors' notes, but physicians remain reluctant.
November 11, 2011 While he linked to other sources and usually was thorough in making clear what were his words and what were coming from others, sometimes he didn't put quotation marks around others' words.
October 25, 2011 Want post a comment about something we're not covering? Here's a space for readers to share their thoughts about media, policy and NPR's journalism.
September 28, 2011 Andrew Donohue, editor of the Voice of San Diego, says journalists should be "honest with what we know – and what we don't know."
September 7, 2011 The citing of anonymous sources peaked in the 1970s, according to a new study, but questions still abound about when it's OK to use them. NPR's ethics guide is under revision. What would you advise?
The desk of yours truly, on a Friday. And yes, it is typically this clean.
August 2, 2011 With the popularity of social media increasing, journalists are now sharing more of their daily grind with the world. Journalist Carlton Purvis' blog, "View From My Desk," gives media consumers a look beyond the bylines and head shots.
June 19, 2011 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin doesn't have to deal with press conferences from once-friendly former porn stars or tabloids publishing photos of his illegitimate child (if he has either). So speculation about his private life flourishes online.
March 14, 2011 According to the Pew Research Center "46 percent of people now say they get news online at least three times a week." Newspapers: 40 percent.
Washington Post columnist David Broder speaks during a taping of "Meet the Press" at the NBC studios August 10, 2008 in Washington, DC.
Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press
March 9, 2011 Columnist David Broder, who was a fixture on Washington's political landscape, has died, according to The Washington Post.
February 16, 2011 On today's Talk of the Nation, the 2012 budget attacked from both sides of the aisle, the directors of Restrepo, how the shooting in Tucson has changed the gun debate, and the challenges faced by Western women reporting in the Middle East.
November 24, 2008 A few weeks ago I did a Web chat on whether the government should bail out the Detroit auto business. That 35-minute exercise continues to pay dividends to our listeners on t
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