The Nieman Journalism Lab, a Harvard University project that examines journalism in the Internet age, took at look at WWNO and the partnerships the station has forged with other newsgathering organizations.
Editor's note: Our friends at J-Lab have a new report out on an interesting subject: how public broadcasters - in radio and television - are trying to fill some of the void created by cutbacks at newspapers. In a number of states, the strategy has been to build new collaborative networks and make a greater investment in doing journalism.
Originally published on Mon January 7, 2013 12:50 pm
NPR audience researchers asked listeners about the newsroom's election coverage and found general satisfaction, but two criticisms stood out. One, concerning false balance, is common about the news media today. The second, however, strikes at a core practice in American journalism.
Responding to an open question that asked "If you could change one thing," many listeners wrote that NPR should kill interviews with the man on the street.
As one respondent put it, "I really don't care what some random dude in Florida thinks."