Tuesday, March 5, 2013

NPR Discussion Questions

1.      In Friday’s lecture, we learned about Mike Daisey and his misleading stories about his visit to China and the Foxconn plant.  NPR states that it treats each of its interviewees fairly.  If you worked for NPR and you were broadcasting this story, just like that Radio Station did of Mike Daisey we heard in class, would you be more apologetic to your listeners for broadcasting this story, or would you fully blame Mike Daisey for misleading your listeners?

2.     NPR states, “We take full responsibility for our work, so we must always be ready and willing to answer for it.”  If you worked for NPR and you broadcasted Mike Daisey’s story, how would you go about handling this situation?

3.      NPR has a lot of standards that they pride themselves by.  If you were a Journalist, would you want to work for NPR?

4.      “We do our best to report thoroughly and tell stories comprehensively. We won’t always have enough time or space in one story to say everything we would like or quote everyone we would wish to include. But errors of omission and partial truths can inflict great damage on our credibility, and stories delivered without the context to fully understand them are incomplete.”

·         If you were broadcasting live during the Sandy Hook Shooting, would you give out information as it came in, or would you hold off until the information is confirmed?

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