Mark Memmott

Mark Memmott appears in the following:

Another Fact That Needs To Be Right: A Person's Pronouns

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A pronoun is a biographical detail that has to be correct. Getting it wrong not only means we've made a mistake, it means we may have hurt the person we interviewed.


Guidance Reminder: About DACA And 'Dreamers'

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

We need to be careful when we cite figures and refer to those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.


Guidance: On Covering The 'Whistleblower' If A Name Is Revealed

Monday, November 04, 2019

The decision on what, if anything, to say will be made by Nancy Barnes (with input, obviously, from senior editors).


Guidance: Keep Adding 'According To' Or Other Attribution To al-Baghdadi Reports

Monday, October 28, 2019

Also: As stories such as this evolve, it is tempting to refer to details that turn out to be wrong as having been "fake news." That's a term we should not use.


This Is No Mistake: There's Good News About Corrections

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

We reached our goal (on reducing mistakes) in September.


Guidance: On The Word 'Transcript'

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Other ways to refer to the account of the conversation President Trump had with the president of Ukraine include "an account of the call" or "a memorandum."


Guidance Reminder: Use Names Of Mass Shooting Suspects Sparingly

Thursday, August 08, 2019

We can be respectful of the feelings of those in the audience who find it disturbing to hear the name over and over, and respectful of those who believe repeating the name glorifies a horrible person.


Guidance: More About The Word 'Manifesto'

Monday, August 05, 2019

We should continue to carefully consider how we use the word in order not to diminish its meaning.


Guidance: Embargoed Reports Must Be Flagged In DACS Lines

Friday, July 26, 2019

Instructions on how to enter information about exclusives that have embargo times.


Guidance: When Victims Are Minors, They Are Not 'Women' And 'Men'

Friday, July 12, 2019

Also, when someone is accused of assaulting both minors and adults, be sure to use phrases such as "women and girls" or "men and boys."


Guidance Reminder: The Agency Is 'Customs And Border Protection'

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

There is a "U.S. Border Patrol" within it and there are border patrol agents, but the name of the agency ends with "Protection," not "Patrol."


Guidance Reminder For The 4th: Beware Of Videos And Other Things That Go Viral

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

As we've said before, we don't necessarily have to report about them "until we have more to say than that they exist."


Reminder: A Child Is Not 'Illegitimate'

Monday, June 17, 2019

As an NPR public editor once observed, that's a "pejorative" birth label.


Guidance & Reminder: No Bumper Stickers, No Signs, No Advocating

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

We want to be seen as "rigorous and impartial pursuers of truth." That's why we work hard to challenge our own perspectives and to avoid doing things that raise questions about our impartiality.


Guidance: About Historical References To Citizenship Questions On The Census

Friday, May 17, 2019

Hansi Lo Wang or Luis Clemens should be consulted on all stories that look at the debate.


Guidance: On Naming Both Defendants In The STEM School Shooting

Friday, May 17, 2019

We can use the names, though as we have said before we do not need to say them often.


Guidance Reminder: On Abortion Procedures, Terminology & Rights

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

We need to be precise, accurate and neutral.


Guidance: On References To Attitudes About Vaccines

Monday, May 13, 2019

In particular, avoid the use of the terms "anti-vax" and "anti-vaxxer." It's important to stick to the science — and to use neutral language in describing peoples' positions.


Reminder: All Requests To Use NPR Material Must Go Through 'Permissions'

Friday, April 26, 2019

This applies to materials we have broadcast and published, and to such things as raw tape and unpublished photos that have not been included in our reports.