NPR Ombudsman Lisa Shepard joins host Steve Heimel to talk about journalism, transparency, fairness and her role as ombudsman at National Public Radio.
From NPR: Shepard was appointed NPR’s ombudsman in October 2007 seven years after NPR became the first U.S. broadcast news organization to create an Ombudsman position. In this role, Shepard serves as the public’s representative, and is responsible for bringing transparency to journalism decision-making processes. She responds to queries and comments from listeners, writes a blog, appears on NPR programs to discuss listener concerns and provides guidance on journalism practices to NPR Member stations. She sees her job as explaining NPR to listeners, and listeners to NPR.
So join the conversation this week when Steve Heimel and Lisa Shepard discuss the news business and journalism on the next Talk of Alaska.
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HOST: Steve Heimel, APRN
- Lisa Shepard. NPR Ombudsman.
- Live callers statewide
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- Send e-mail to talk [at] aprn [dot] org (comments may be read on air)
- Call 550-8422 in Anchorage or 1-800-478-8255 during the live broadcast
LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide