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Open Letter from NPR Journalists 3/11/11

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WKMS received this letter form NPR Journalists today:

We, and our colleagues at NPR News, strive every day to bring you the highest quality news programs possible. So, like you, we were appalled by the offensive comments made recently by NPR’s now former Senior Vice President for Development. His words violated the basic principles by which we live and work: accuracy and open-mindedness, fairness and respect.

Those comments have done real damage to NPR. But we’re confident that the culture of professionalism we have built, and the journalistic values we have upheld for the past four decades, will prevail. We are determined to continue bringing you the daily journalism that you’ve come to expect and rely upon: fair, fact-based, in-depth reporting from at home and around the world.
With your support we have no doubt NPR will come out of this difficult period stronger than ever.

Thank you,

Robert Siegel, Michele Norris, Melissa Block, Renee Montagne, Scott Simon, Liane Hansen, Guy Raz, Michel Martin, Neal Conan, Susan Stamberg, Nina Totenberg, Linda Wertheimer, Daniel Zwerdling, John Ydstie, Richard Harris, Tom Gjelten, Howard Berkes, Mike Shuster, Laura Sullivan, Lynn Neary, Jacki Lyden, Mara Liasson, Cokie Roberts, John Burnett

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Written by Matt Markgraf

March 11, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Posted in FYI

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