November 26, 2019 A pronoun is a biographical detail that has to be correct. Getting it wrong not only means we've made a mistake, it means we may have hurt the person we interviewed.
November 12, 2019 We need to be careful when we cite figures and refer to those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
November 4, 2019 The decision on what, if anything, to say will be made by Nancy Barnes (with input, obviously, from senior editors).
October 28, 2019 Also: As stories such as this evolve, it is tempting to refer to details that turn out to be wrong as having been "fake news." That's a term we should not use.
October 2, 2019 We reached our goal (on reducing mistakes) in September.
September 25, 2019 Other ways to refer to the account of the conversation President Trump had with the president of Ukraine include "an account of the call" or "a memorandum."
September 23, 2019 It's not "Kiev."
August 8, 2019 We can be respectful of the feelings of those in the audience who find it disturbing to hear the name over and over, and respectful of those who believe repeating the name glorifies a horrible person.
August 5, 2019 We should continue to carefully consider how we use the word in order not to diminish its meaning.
July 26, 2019 Instructions on how to enter information about exclusives that have embargo times.
July 12, 2019 Also, when someone is accused of assaulting both minors and adults, be sure to use phrases such as "women and girls" or "men and boys."
July 9, 2019 There is a "U.S. Border Patrol" within it and there are border patrol agents, but the name of the agency ends with "Protection," not "Patrol."
July 3, 2019 As we've said before, we don't necessarily have to report about them "until we have more to say than that they exist."
June 17, 2019 As an NPR public editor once observed, that's a "pejorative" birth label.
May 28, 2019 We want to be seen as "rigorous and impartial pursuers of truth." That's why we work hard to challenge our own perspectives and to avoid doing things that raise questions about our impartiality.
May 17, 2019 Hansi Lo Wang or Luis Clemens should be consulted on all stories that look at the debate.
May 17, 2019 We can use the names, though as we have said before we do not need to say them often.
May 15, 2019 We need to be precise, accurate and neutral.
May 13, 2019 In particular, avoid the use of the terms "anti-vax" and "anti-vaxxer." It's important to stick to the science — and to use neutral language in describing peoples' positions.
April 26, 2019 This applies to materials we have broadcast and published, and to such things as raw tape and unpublished photos that have not been included in our reports.
April 19, 2019 In a tweet this morning, the president uses the word "bullshit" to characterize some of the "statements made in the 'Report' about me."
April 19, 2019 When reporting about this, frame it as "evidence," not proof, that the aides to the president were "asked to lie." And attribute the evidence to Mueller's investigation.
April 18, 2019 We are not going to repeat on the air a quote attributed to President Trump in the Mueller report in which he dropped an F-bomb.
April 18, 2019 Today is as important as any to protecting NPR's reputation as a trusted news source. How we behave on social media is going to matter a lot.