Every so often, I get an e-mail from NPR’s Public Editor, and when I do, I always read it. The Public Editor is a source of independent accountability and serves as a bridge between NPR’s newsroom and the audience. The office strives to both listen to the audience’s concerns and explain the newsroom’s work and ambitions.
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