Edward Schumacher-Matos http://wwno.org en Open Forum http://wwno.org/post/open-forum-10 You're invited to use this space to discuss media, policy and NPR's journalism. We'll follow the conversation and share it with the newsroom.<p>Please stay within the <a href="http://help.npr.org/npr/consumer/kbdetail.asp?kbid=184">community discussion</a> rules, among them:<p><ul><p><li><strong>If you can't be polite, don't say it</strong>: ...please try to disagree without being disagreeable. Sun, 25 May 2014 18:43:56 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 61375 at http://wwno.org Open Forum http://wwno.org/post/open-forum-9 You're invited to use this space to discuss media, policy and NPR's journalism. We'll follow the conversation and share it with the newsroom.<p>Please stay within the <a href="http://help.npr.org/npr/consumer/kbdetail.asp?kbid=184">community discussion</a> rules, among them:<p><ul><p><li><strong>If you can't be polite, don't say it</strong>: ...please try to disagree without being disagreeable. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:48:16 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 58488 at http://wwno.org Ethics, Morality And A Ticking Clock For How To Report On The R**skins http://wwno.org/post/ethics-morality-and-ticking-clock-how-report-rskins <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR-tbOxlhvE</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:37:01 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 56620 at http://wwno.org Open Forum http://wwno.org/post/open-forum-8 You're invited to use this space to discuss media, policy and NPR's journalism. We'll follow the conversation and share it with the newsroom.<p>Please stay within the <a href="http://help.npr.org/npr/consumer/kbdetail.asp?kbid=184">community discussion</a> rules, among them:<p><ul><p><li><strong>If you can't be polite, don't say it</strong>: ...please try to disagree without being disagreeable. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 02:55:15 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 56420 at http://wwno.org Fairness In Covering Israel And The Palestinians: The End Of An Accounting http://wwno.org/post/fairness-covering-israel-and-palestinians-end-accounting A quarterly review over the past 11 years of NPR's coverage of Israel and the Palestinians—a self-assessment that may be unique in the annals of American journalism—comes to an end with the <a href="http://www.npr.org/news/specials/mideast/statements/Mideast_Q4_2013.pdf" target="_blank">attached last report</a> that finds lack of completeness but strong factual accuracy and no systematic bias.<p>The reviews by John Felton, a former foreign editor working independently under the ombudsman's office, have dissected more than 4,000 stories related to just a single issue, but one that is a hot butt Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:24:25 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 53087 at http://wwno.org Open Forum http://wwno.org/post/open-forum-7 You're invited to use this space to discuss media, policy and NPR's journalism. We'll follow the conversation and share it with the newsroom.<p>Please stay within the <a href="http://help.npr.org/npr/consumer/kbdetail.asp?kbid=184">community discussion</a> rules, among them:<p><ul><p><li><strong>If you can't be polite, don't say it</strong>: ...please try to disagree without being disagreeable. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 05:27:43 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 51953 at http://wwno.org Open Forum http://wwno.org/post/open-forum-6 You're invited to use this space to discuss media, policy and NPR's journalism. We'll follow the conversation and share it with the newsroom.<p>Please stay within the <a href="http://help.npr.org/npr/consumer/kbdetail.asp?kbid=184">community discussion</a> rules, among them:<p><ul><p><li><strong>If you can't be polite, don't say it</strong>: ...please try to disagree without being disagreeable. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:02:25 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 49856 at http://wwno.org Texas Barbecue And Radio Deja Vu All Over Again http://wwno.org/post/texas-barbecue-and-radio-deja-vu-all-over-again In the film "Groundhog Day," the days surrealistically repeat themselves for Bill Murray. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:52:31 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 48718 at http://wwno.org The Meaning Behind The Panda-monium On NPR http://wwno.org/post/meaning-behind-panda-monium-npr The government shutdown dominated NPR news in October for obvious reason, but listener Kirk Morledge of Middleton, Wis., detected a bias.<p>"Why oh why so many stories about pandas??!!," he wrote. "Who cares? What gives? Why pandas and not baby kangaroos or cute little muskrats?"<p>Out of curiosity, ombudsman intern Bianca Seward did a quick search of NPR's news programs and found that Morledge was right: NPR has run six stories in little more than a month about the giant pandas in Washington's National Zoo. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:39:49 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 48198 at http://wwno.org A Fair And Balanced Look At Mara Liasson http://wwno.org/post/fair-and-balanced-look-mara-liasson What to do about NPR's national political correspondent <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/1930401/mara-liasson">Mara Liasson</a>?<p>This is a regular issue raised by some NPR listeners who object to Liasson's second role as a contributor to Fox News. They say that she, like Fox, tilts to the right.<p>"Would you please consider letting Mara Liasson go?" wrote listener Michael Duba in what is typical of the several complaints that come in almost every time Liasson does a story. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:13:37 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 47951 at http://wwno.org