The Ombudsman's Archive: April 2000 - April 2004

April 28, 2004
Bob Edwards Reassigned: Ageism or Just Change?

April 21, 2004
Listeners Criticize Bush Coverage

April 14, 2004
Does NPR Have Competition? More All the Time

April 7, 2004
E-mails about Bob Edwards: 27,000 and Rising

March 31, 2004
An Open Letter to Bob Edwards

March 24, 2004
Cliché Alert: Block that Metaphor!

March 17, 2004
Listeners Ask: Is There Free Speech on Public Radio?

March 10, 2004
'There -- I Said It Again' and Other On-Air Mistakes

March 3, 2004
Reporting on Haiti: Not Deep Enough for Some Listeners

February 25, 2004
When NPR Crosses the Line: What Is Acceptable Good Taste?

February 18, 2004
When Journalists Are Part of the Story

February 4, 2004
BBC Reports: "Sentence First. Verdict Afterwards?"

January 28, 2004
NPR's Dick Cheney Interview: 'Not Tough Enough,' Say Some

January 21, 2004
Why an Ethics Guide for Public Radio?

January 14, 2004
When NPR and the NPR Ombudsman Get It Wrong

January 7, 2004
Listeners Ask: Where Does NPR Find its Experts?

December 31, 2003
Get Serious, NPR!

December 24, 2003
Holiday Gripes and Greetings

December 17, 2003
Breaking News Fails to Please Some Listeners

December 10, 2003
If You Can Read This on a Computer, NPR Wants You!

December 3, 2003
How the White House Fooled NPR

November 26, 2003
Shocked, Shocked That There Is Editing Going on...!

November 19, 2003
"Framing" Terrorism (Continued)

November 12, 2003
"Framing" Terrorism

November 5, 2003
NPR Journalists: Is it "Spoken" Or "Broken" English on NPR?

October 29, 2003
NPR Journalists: Pundits or Reporters? Time to Choose

October 22, 2003
How Not to Be a Radio Plagiarist

October 15, 2003
Gross vs. O'Reilly: Culture Clash on NPR

October 9, 2003
Names (Not) in the News on NPR?

September 25, 2003
Do Ombudsmen Make a Difference?

September 4, 2003
Relying On Sources: A Cautionary Tale From The BBC

August 13, 2003
Some Small (and Some Not So Small) Mistakes

August 8, 2003
Does 'Money Talk' on NPR? If So, What Is It Saying?

July 30, 2003
Journalists' Opinions: The Eunuch in the Harem?

July 23, 2003
Practicing Journalism in a Dangerous Time

July 16, 2003
NPR's Summer Hiatus? It Sounds Like Summer for Some Listeners

July 8, 2003
The 'Softening' of NPR?

July 2, 2003
And Then There Were Nine: NPR Talks to the Presidential Candidates

June 25, 2003
Could an Ombudsman Have Stopped Jayson Blair?

June 18, 2003
Tavis Smiley: New Voices and New Approaches Outside - and Inside - NPR

June 12, 2003
Listeners' Suggestions... and Suspicions

June 4, 2003
Giving Credit Where Credits Are Due?

May 15, 2003
Preventing Plagiarism: What Does A Newsroom Need To Do?

May 9, 2003
Crediting the Source: Where Do NPR Ideas Come From?

May 2, 2003
Users Start Grading the NPR Web Site

April 25, 2003
Listeners Still Want Their Say with NPR

April 18, 2003
What Is it Like to Cover a War?

April 11, 2003
NPR News in Iraq: Getting the Full Story?

April 4, 2003
Should Journalists Speak Out in Times of War?

March 28, 2003
When Will NPR 'Resume Normal Programming?'

March 21, 2003
Which Anti-War Stories Is NPR Not Covering?

March 14, 2003
Are Some Ideas Too Uncomfortable for NPR?

March 6, 2003
The Politics of Language and Geography

Feb. 28, 2003
Keeping Our Heads While All About Us...

Feb. 22, 2003
Waiting for... What? High Anxiety for Listeners and for NPR

Feb. 12, 2003
Music Hath Charms? Not for Some NPR Listeners

Feb. 7, 2003
When Does a News 'Special' Become Ordinary?

Jan. 30, 2003
Can NPR Ever Have Too Much... or Too Little... Context?

Jan. 23, 2003
A Week of Journalistic Minefields at NPR

Jan. 17, 2003
Reporting on Ourselves: Can NPR Be Fair About... NPR?

Jan. 13, 2003
Note to NPR Editors: Fight Clichés Like the Plague!

Jan. 6, 2003
'What's Happened to NPR?' - Enquiring Minds Want to Know

Dec. 26, 2002
How NPR Can Do Better in 2003

Dec. 20, 2002
Lott Controversy Makes Some Reporters Pause -- Except One

Dec. 13, 2002
'Tis the Season... for Journalists to be Wary

Dec. 5, 2002
''The Sopranos' and NPR Authors: Too Much of a Good Thing?'

Nov. 26, 2002
'How Do You Know NPR is Unbiased?'

Nov. 14, 2002
Details, Details...

Nov. 7, 2002
It's About Time: Have NPR Reports Become Too Short?

Oct. 28, 2002
Why Listen to Public Radio? That's a Very Good Question

Oct. 16, 2002
NPR's Useful Middle East Series vs. the Lack of Anti-War Coverage

Oct. 03, 2002
Witness for the Prosecution? 'Not My Job,' Say Some Journalists

Sept. 13, 2002
9/11/02: Did NPR Get The 'Tone' Right?

Aug. 20, 2002
Q: Does Journalism Do Any Good? A: Define 'Good'

July 25, 2002
Israeli and Palestinian Journalism: A Different View

June 28, 2002
Linking to the Web site: Irate Bloggers and Other New Ideas

June 13, 2002
Who Needs Foreign News?

May 31, 2002
NPR: Is it Left, Right or Center?

May 14, 2002
Ombudsmen Meet and Raise Questions About the Craft

April 29, 2002
Changes at NPR: Making Some Listeners Nervous

April 16, 2002
Torture and Terrorism on NPR: Listeners Protest

April 5, 2002
Are They 'Terrorists,' 'Gunmen,' or 'Guerrillas'?

March 14, 2002
Pressure Campaigns: Getting NPR's Attention

February 22, 2002
NPR's Middle East 'Problem'

February 8, 2002
NPR Listeners Have Excellent Hearing

January 18, 2002
And Now the News... For the Humor Impaired?

January 9, 2002
Bernard Goldberg's 'Bias': Any Lessons for NPR?

December 28, 2001
Who 'Owns' NPR?

December 13, 2001
So You Want To Be A Caller On 'Talk of the Nation?'

November 28, 2001
Journalism and Patriotism II: Have We Become 'Journalists Without Borders?'

November 08, 2001
Journalism and Patriotism: An Uneasy Coexistence?

October 24, 2001
NPR and Anthrax: 'Contagious Reporting?'

October 5, 2001
Using Words for Effect: 'Bioterror' and 'Terrorist'

September 14, 2001
Live vs. Memorex II: Covering Terrorism

August 15, 2001
Is it Live or Memorex? The Anxious Appeal of 'Live' Radio

July 26, 2001
'Lima Bean' Radio? NPR's Summer Interns Have Their Say

July 05, 2001
Can Public Radio Journalism Be Re-Invented?

June 15, 2001
NPR's Hits and Errors: What Irks Some Listeners

May 31, 2001
The NPR Interview: Skeptical Inquiry, or a Free Pass to the Audience?

May 15, 2001
'All Things Considered' Turns 30! Now What's Next?

April 20, 2001
Explicit or Euphemistic: 'Le Mot Juste' on NPR

April 10, 2001
Corrections: Does Being NPR Mean Never Having to Say You're Sorry?

March 19, 1001
Chris Lydon's Gamble: Rolling the Dice with Public Radio

March 5, 2001
NPR: It's Journalism! No, it's Radio! Stop! You're Both Right!

February 15, 2001
NPR's Reputation On the Air and On the Building

January 25, 2001
Low Power FM Radio: The Sounds Of Silence

January 8, 2001
New Year's Resolutions for NPR

December 14, 2000
NPR Reporting From The Middle East

November 30, 2000
Election Coverage: How Did NPR Do?

November 9, 2000
Commentary on NPR: Fair Speech or Free Speech?

October 31, 2000
How Can NPR be More Useful to Listeners?

October 19, 2000
Reporting Unpleasant Facts

September 28, 2000
Bias at NPR?

September 19, 2000
Taking "Freebies" at NPR?

August 10, 2000
Commentaries, Analyses and Reporting: Any Difference?

July 19, 2000
Sources Say....

June 20, 2000
What Listeners Say and Where NPR's Money Comes From

May 18, 2000
What Sort of Journalism Should NPR Do?

May 4, 2000
What If They Published a Poll and NPR Didn't Report It?

April 23, 2000
Why All Elian, All the Time?

April 4, 2000
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