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'News & Views' FAQ

Everything you ever wanted to know about News & Views, but were afraid to ask.

What is News & Views?

News & Views is the blog companion to NPR's News & Notes, a daily, live, one-hour, news magazine radio show hosted by Farai Chideya.

What is News & Notes?

News & Notes is a live, radio news magazine show. Its mission is to:

Illuminate the diversity of the African American experience
Build community on air and online
Capture the pulse of Black America
Reflect Black perspectives on news and culture

Farai Chideya is the host, and she also blogs here.

What is the purpose of the blog?

News & Views is an ongoing, interactive conversation. It extends the discussion being held on air, allowing listeners to find out more about News & Notes, offer feedback on the day's stories, and talk to one another.

News & Views is also an opportunity to let readers in on the process of producing News & Notes. We can share information and types of media here that just don't work on air --from photographs to primary source documents -- and we can also share our behind-the-scenes thinking about the stories we air. We'll also use the blog to make our audience active participants in illuminating, capturing and reflecting the Black experience, this by soliciting your input on the stories we're working to tell.

Who can comment?

Anyone. If you are reading these words, you can post a comment.

Can I only comment about News & Notes?

Comments should be on topic for each particular blog posting.

Do you have rules about what can or cannot be said in the comments?

Absolutely. Please see our discussion guidelines for comments.

I've posted a comment and it was removed?

Uh-oh! Maybe you should take a look at those discussion guidelines again.

What if I have a question or comment for the show that's on the air right now, or that's unrelated to any topic now on the blog?

You have a number of options: You can leave us a voicemail at 1-800-989-TALK (8255), leave comment here on News & Views, or you can use the Contact Us form to send us an email.

Who writes the blog?

Like its radio companion, News & Views is a team effort. All News & Notes staff are News & Views bloggers, each staffer contributing under the direction of Executive Producer Nicole Childers. We will also have guest bloggers from time to time.

How do I know which posts are written by Farai Chideya?

Some of the posts are Farai's. You'll see her name in italics under the post if she's the author.

How often do you post new entries to the blog?

We post at least once a day, Monday through Friday.

What if I want to email the show privately?

The best way to e-mail the show is to use the Contact Us Privately form. You can use it to give us general input, ask us questions that don't pertain to specific posts, and offer comments that you'd rather keep off the blog itself.

Will blog comments be read on the air?

It's possible -- all public comments are fair game. If you'd like your comment to be kept private, send it to us via the Contact Us Privately form and specify it's not for air.

Can I link to your blog?


Will you link to my blog?

Probably not, unless your blog is directly related to something we're doing on the show.

Will you add me to the News & Views blogroll?

Our love is not for sale nor is it given away easily. Like any blogroll, News & Views' list of favorite blogs will grow in fits and starts in accordance with a top secret and highly complex selection process.

That said, though, down the line we will be adding community features that will allow News & Views to better reflect the breadth and depth of our online audience. Keep an eye out for these opportunities to list your blog or website.

Do I need to sign up to be eligible to post comments?

Not at the moment, but that may change someday as we add new community features to the website.