Tag: NPR

Serial journalism

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

Beacon-St. Louis Public Radio a National Model

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

NPR fired Williams too quickly

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.