I’m Elizabeth Jensen, NPR’s Public Editor (and the last full-time Public Editor in the U.S). I advocate for NPR listeners and readers (and strong NPR journalism). Ask me anything about NPR’s reporting and news ethics.
While I work for NPR, as the Public Editor, I’m independent from the newsroom and don’t set newsroom policy. I don’t speak for the organization — only myself. The Public Editor's office serves as a link between the newsroom and the audience, to make newsroom leaders aware of what listeners and readers think, and to help listeners and readers understand why the newsroom makes the decisions it does. We investigate audience concerns and issues of journalism ethics. Often, we suggest changes. I’ve addressed the challenges brought by NPR’s increasing reliance on live interviews, deconstructed NPR’s language guidance on abortion, analyzed the reporting on the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings and discussed a controversial interview with the "Unite the Right" rally organizer. You can find my weekly column here
Here I am, ready to answer your questions starting at noon Eastern.