reviewed: The NPR Politics Podcast
Consistent, Quality Reporting
The NPR Politics Podcast has been one of my go-to sources for independent, unbiased reporting of politics for many years. I’ve heard the reporters on the podcast change as they moved between assignments or positions. The quality and unbiased reporting have stayed consistent. I also enjoy the historical aspects and relevance they often bring to politics to further enlighten listeners.Their calm, cool, collected approaches and handling of every news story (especially during the Trump era) are preferable to the loud, constantly breaking news updates of cable news. I will continue to support NPR as they add value to my life everyday with their reporting. Below, I’ll rebut negative reviews:Now, more than ever, many organizations like NPR are hurting for funding as a result of economic impacts from the pandemic. With a high-level podcast platform for NPR, they are speaking on behalf of NPR stations across the country to ask for funding in a down year to also keep their people employed and our favorite programs on the air. While politics has continued to move farther right overall in this country, it’s not surprising for someone leaving a bad review to think NPR is “left” when it’s remaining unbiased in the center. When something is in the middle that’s being viewed from the far right, of course their perspective will be that it is to the left. Also, NPR reporters routinely disclose when they are reporting on someone or something that is tied to funding, sponsoring, or underwriting NPR in some way so as to avoid any appearances of potential favoritism within reporting. The efforts to maintain journalistic integrity are constantly on display if you are familiar with the basic tenets of journalism. Keep up the great work, NPR Politics Podcast!!!
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