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Saturday, November 14, 2015
For several years now, the emails have shown up within hours — sometimes within minutes — after NPR posts or broadcasts news about one Southeast Asian nation.
They would say something such as this:
Please stop telling us Myanmar is "also known as Burma." We get it!...
Saturday, September 19, 2015
There's been a "mass exodus of Syrians," one of NPR.org's headlines declared earlier this month.
President Obama said in August that the U.S. should boost domestic energy production and rely less on "foreign imports."
A state lawmaker in Illinois had a "temper tantrum," The ...
Saturday, August 29, 2015
How much, if any, of the shocking sights and sounds should newsrooms report when two people are murdered on live television and the video whips around the world on the Web?
Alison Parker and Adam Ward, two local TV journalists, were gunned down while on the air Wednesday. ...
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Editor's note: The headline on this post tips our hand. But just to be clear, we're discussing language that some readers don't want to hear or read, even when it's bleeped or not spelled out.
This question came up in the newsroom: Should an NPR journalist say during a podcast ...
Saturday, July 04, 2015
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
It's Independence Day. Let's take a break from parades, patriotic songs and pyrotechnics to think ...
Friday, June 12, 2015
#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom share pieces that have kept them reading. They share tidbits using the #NPRreads hashtag — and on Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.
This week, ...
Monday, June 01, 2015
If you think the English language is going to hell in a handbag, you won't be happy as a clown after you're done reading this post.
On Saturday, we asked folks to send us examples of the "eggcorns" they love or hate. An eggcorn, as we reported and ...
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Please pause if you're about to tell us our headline should say "spread like wildfire."
We intentionally slipped an eggcorn into that line — something we couldn't have done a week ago because, frankly, we'd never heard of eggcorns.
But thanks to Merriam-Webster, which included eggcorn among the ...
Saturday, April 25, 2015
As NPR and other news outlets report about the hundreds of people killed this month when the ship they were on went down off the Libyan coast, the stories are referring to those who died as "migrants."
There's a case to be made that the word "refugees" also ...
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Eight months after a notorious group of fighters in Iraq and Syria became regular characters in the news, NPR still begins most of its reports with words such as these:
-- "Self-declared Islamic State."
-- "Self-proclaimed Islamic State."
-- "The group that calls itself the Islamic State."
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Wednesday's attack at the Paris office of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is thought to have been the work of killers who believe cartoons can be so offensive that they justified the murder of 12 people.
News organizations and people around the world obviously believe the opposite — that no ...