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Ombudsman's Quarterly Report for April 2006

Highlights

- 4,739 emails received since January 2006.

- More blog-inspired campaigns target NPR coverage and specific journalists.

- For the first time, more complaints received about NPR’s “left-wing bias” compared with complaints about NPR’s “right-wing bias.”

E-mails by Subject

Bias (left/right) 37

Campaigns

— Mohammed Cartoon 141

— NPR journalists on Fox 215

Corrections 17

Digital Media 102

General Information (tape/transcripts/sources) 167

Hoaxes 4

Story ideas/commentaries 236

Ombudsman’s Inquiries 83

Ombudsman’s Web site column 995

Legal (permissions, referrals to OGC) 16

NPR/Hosts/Program Comments 1904

Politics

— "NPR is too left-wing" 385

— "NPR is too right-wing" 261

Station issues 127

Underwriting/funding 28

Wal-Mart 21

27 Public-Speaking Engagements including:

- State Department visit — Turkish Media Exchange

- Georgetown University

- Columbia University

- University of Virginia

- Kalb Report — National Press Club

- American University – Future of Public Media

- International Journalist Exchange — Investigative Journalism Program

- Duke Media Fellows

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