Ombudsman's Report: March 2003
- 11,510 e-mails received since November 2002.
- Criticisms about NPR's Middle East reporting have diminished, but remain a concern for many.
- Other issues emerging, specifically around NPR's reporting of the possibility of war in Iraq. By far the majority writes to urge NPR to report what they perceive as a growing anti-war movement.
- In a related trend, there have been more e-mails accusing NPR of political bias.
- Increased number of comments/dialogue with programs.
- Still high levels of appreciation with NPR's web site.
- Ombudsman's online columns are now weekly instead of bi-monthly.
E-mail by subject:
|Ombudsman's website column||515|
|Legal (inc. TVC)||285|
|Middle East coverage||2,312|
|Middle East history series||392|
Office of the Ombudsman
February 12, 2003