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May 22 2015

Ira Glass Clarifies That Public Radio Is Ready for the GOOD Kind of Capitalism

“My hope is that we can move away from a model of asking listeners for money and join the free market,” host of public radio’s This American Life Ira Glass declared last month: “Public radio is ready for capitalism.”

May 22 2015

How Public Is Public Radio?

When National Public Radio was launched in 1971, it promised to be an alternative to commercial media that would “promote personal growth rather than corporate gain” and “speak with many voices, many dialects.” In 1993, when FAIR published a study of NPR’s guestlist that challenged the network’s alternative credentials (Extra!, 4-5/93), incoming NPR president Delano Lewis was still boasting about being a place where the unheard get heard (Humanist, 9/93): “Our job is to be a public radio station. So therefore the alternative points of view, the various viewpoints, should be aired.” Today, current NPR president Kevin Klose insists that […]

May 22 2015

How Public Is Public Radio?

When National Public Radio was launched in 1971, it promised to be an alternative to commercial media that would “promote personal growth rather than corporate gain” and “speak with many voices, many dialects.” In 1993, when FAIR published a study of NPR’s guestlist that challenged the network’s alternative credentials (Extra!, 4-5/93), incoming NPR president Delano Lewis was still boasting about being a place where the unheard get heard (Humanist, 9/93): “Our job is to be a public radio station. So therefore the alternative points of view, the various viewpoints, should be aired.” Today, current NPR president Kevin Klose insists that […]

May 22 2015

How Public Is Public Radio?

When National Public Radio was launched in 1971, it promised to be an alternative to commercial media that would “promote personal growth rather than corporate gain” and “speak with many voices, many dialects.” In 1993, when FAIR published a study of NPR’s guestlist that challenged the network’s alternative credentials (Extra!, 4-5/93), incoming NPR president Delano Lewis was still boasting about being a place where the unheard get heard (Humanist, 9/93): “Our job is to be a public radio station. So therefore the alternative points of view, the various viewpoints, should be aired.” Today, current NPR president Kevin Klose insists that […]

May 22 2015

NPR Responds to FAIR’s NPR Study

June 1, 2004 On May 26, NPR Ombudsman Jeffrey Dvorkin responded to FAIR’s recent study, “How Public Is Public Radio?” What follows is Dvorkin’s column, followed by a response from FAIR’s Steve Rendall. (NPR Ombudsman Jeffrey A. Dvorkin ) Is FAIR Being Fair about NPR? By Jeffrey A. Dvorkin Web Extra May 26, 2004 — FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) has published a study that says NPR has gone over to the conservative side when it comes to who is interviewed and who are commentators. FAIR is a media watchdog group that describes itself as “progressive” — i.e., on […]

May 22 2015

NPR Responds to FAIR’s NPR Study

June 1, 2004 On May 26, NPR Ombudsman Jeffrey Dvorkin responded to FAIR’s recent study, “How Public Is Public Radio? ” What follows is Dvorkin’s column, followed by a response from FAIR’s Steve Rendall. (NPR Ombudsman Jeffrey A. Dvorkin ) Is FAIR Being Fair about NPR? By Jeffrey A. Dvorkin Web Extra May 26, 2004 — FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) has published a study that says NPR has gone over to the conservative side when it comes to who is interviewed and who are commentators. FAIR is a media watchdog group that describes itself as “progressive” — i.e., […]

May 22 2015

“My hope is that we can move away from a model of asking listeners for money and join the free market,” host of public radio’s This American Life Ira Glass declared last month (Ad Age, 4/30/15): I think we’re ready for capitalism which made this country so great. Public radio is ready for capitalism. The context was “Hearing Is Believing,” an event sponsored by NPR and member stations WNYC and WBEZ to pitch public radio (and its podcasts) as an advertising vehicle (American Community Radio, 5/12/15). Last week, Glass wrote a column in the public broadcasting trade paper Current (5/13/15) to “clarify” […]

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May 22 2015

Ira Glass

Ira Glass tell advertisers: (photo: Mattew Septimus/NPR)

Ira Glass tell advertisers: (photo: Mattew Septimus/NPR)