Michael Oreskes says that he admires NPR's reportorial muscle and that the network's greatest strength can be found in its ability to tell stories that listeners find compelling, accessible and absorbing. Chuck Zoeller/AP hide caption

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The New York Times columnist David Carr speaks onstage Oct. 8, 2014 while moderating "“Missing Ink: The New Journalism”" at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco, Calif. Kimberly White/Getty Images for Vanity Fair hide caption

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In Twelve Years A Slave, Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Solomon Northup, who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Jaap Buitendijk/Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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