Ombudsman's Report: November 2003
- 13,216 emails related to NPR and public radio since July 2003.
- NPRís coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains a concern for many listeners. Some acknowledgement of NPRís more timely airing of corrections.
- With the approach of the political season, more listeners are commenting on NPRís political coverage, many urging NPR to give more time to candidates such Dennis Kucinich.
- Complaints and concerns about listenersí perception of NPRís political bias (both left and right).
- High level of interest in the Terry Gross-Bill OíReilly issue.
- Some listener complaints about a series on childrenís mental health issues.
- Decline in concerns about station issues and underwriting.
- Day To Day concerns largely about programs that have been bumped.
E-mail by subject
|Ombudsman's website column||435|
|Terry Gross/Bill OíReilly||3069|
|Corrections (non-Middle East)||3|
|Day To Day||59|
|General inquiries (tapes, transcripts)||264|
|Middle East coverage||1874|
Office of the Ombudsman
Oct. 30, 2003