Mark Memmott

Mark Memmott appears in the following:

On The Order Of Succession In Virginia

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Think about who's standing in line outside the governor's office and in what order.


On Viral Videos: We Should Weigh In When We Have Something To Add

Monday, January 28, 2019

Rather than jumping in, the media need to make sure they've done the reporting.


Reminder: We Don't 'Participate' In Marches & Rallies

Friday, January 18, 2019

Doing so could raise questions about NPR's independence and impartiality.


MUST-READ: When Offensive Language Is Involved, These Steps Are Not Optional

Thursday, January 17, 2019

They must be taken before offensive language is heard (and even if it's bleeped) on the air.


Did That Happen Last Year? Don't Assume So

Thursday, January 03, 2019

It's easy in a new year to misspeak about when something happened. Don't trust your memory and be specific.


Let's Stay United About How To Say Divisive

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

There's no dispute: It's "dih-VY-sihv."


Just Say Snow

Thursday, December 27, 2018

If we're not careful, we'll slide into piles of winter-related clichés. Let's not shovel them at the audience.


Reminder: Social Media Are Not Where We Criticize Colleagues' Work

Thursday, December 20, 2018

If we have something critical to say, we say it to their face – not on social media.


Poynter's Annual Corrections Roundup Is Out

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

We didn't make the list this year.


Reminder: Senior Editors Must Sign Off On Major Scoops And Significant Stories

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

This note is a reminder of practices we've long followed. While the steps make it necessary to build in more time, they help us avoid mistakes that can happen when we're in too much of a hurry.


Social Media Rules Of The Road On Thanksgiving Day

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Should you tell the world you hate mom's stuffing? Some things are best left untweeted.


Don't Declare Murder Or Imply Guilt

Monday, November 19, 2018

Even just a word or two can make it seem like a person is guilty before they've been tried. And "murder" has a specific meaning.


Mistakes Update: Names Remain Our Bane

Friday, November 16, 2018

If we could just cut down on name-related mistakes, we would make significant progress on the overall problem.


Social Media Rules Of The Road On Election Day

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

It's reminder time: Today is as important as any when it comes to protecting NPR's reputation as a trusted news source. All of us need to take great care on social media.


Be Persistent When Seeking Comment And Be Precise About Who Won't Comment

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

There's a question that's always good to ask in these cases. If you were that person, would you feel you'd been given a fair chance to either respond or decline to comment? The answer should be "yes."


Reminder: 'Under Fire,' 'Shoot Down' And Other Such Clichés Are Banned

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Not only are they tired phrases, they're especially inappropriate when another mass shooting is in the news.


Another Label We Shouldn't Use: 'Political Enemies'

Monday, October 29, 2018

We do not need to add to the loaded language of the day or adopt the label that one side wants to pin on the other.


Next Person Who Misspells One Of These Names Must Listen To Korva Explain Icing

Thursday, October 04, 2018

We should get every name right, and we shouldn't get one wrong more than once – especially a name that is one trusted click away from being checked.


Update: On The Mistakes We Keep Making

Monday, October 01, 2018

Watch for training sessions about fact-checking and best practices. Hopefully they'll help in our effort to reduce the number of errors we make.


Social Media Reminder: Don't Share Personal Opinions About Controversial Issues

Friday, September 28, 2018

No one here wants to do anything that would raise questions about NPR's work – which brings us back to a topic we've addressed before. Social media.