By William H. Freivogel Nina Totenberg told St. Louis audiences last week that the U.S. Supreme Court is the most conservative in 90 years and has lost legitimacy with many Americans. Totenberg has covered the court for the past half century, including more than four decades at NPR. She was speaking Oct. 13 to supporters
If you haven’t listened to the NPR show “Serial" (available for free as Podcasts online as http://serialpodcast.org), you are missing some of what may be the best journalism ever. Serial is a spin-off of NPR’s "This American Life.” The premise is simple. Reporter Sarah Koenig examines a single murder case with an
St. Louis Public Radio and the St. Louis Beacon announced Thursday that they are moving ahead with their previously announced merger plan and that final action by the University of Missouri Board of Curators could come as soon as November. The merger is thought to be the first of its kind in the nation - combining
News organizations have the right - the responsibility even - to discipline or fire reporters who violate professional ethical standards. But NPR reacted too hastily and too drastically when it fired news analyst Juan Williams for comments he made about Muslims.