Ombudsman's Report: July 2002

Highlights:

  • The Middle East still dominates the concerns of listener e-mails to the Ombudsman.
  • Of those, most accuse NPR's coverage of a pro-Palestinian bias.
  • As the political season approaches, more listeners ask for changes to NPR's political coverage (more liberal or more conservative).
  • Some renewed concerns about underwriting and the underwriting announcements.

E-mail by subject:

Ombudsman column 113
Accuracy 86
Bias 40
CAMERA 11
Corrections 21
Ethics 45
General information 238
Hoaxes 15
Ideas/commentaries 134
Inquiries 17
Legal 29
LPFM 1
Middle East coverage 2,497
NPR changes 6
NPR/hosts/programs 742
Online 40
Politics 5
Station issues 58
Underwriting/funding 29
   
Total 4,127

Jeffrey Dvorkin
Office of the Ombudsman
June 17, 2002