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The Two-Way
9:31 am
Tue July 15, 2014

NPR News Executive Leaves For Job At The Atlantic

Margaret Low Smith is leaving her post as NPR News' senior vice president to become president of AtlanticLIVE.
Stephen Voss NPR

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 11:14 am

Margaret Low Smith, a longtime NPR executive who has served as senior vice president for news for three years, is leaving the company to become the president of The Atlantic's live events business.

"Her departure will be felt as profoundly as any in recent memory," NPR Chief Content Officer Kinsey Wilson wrote in a memo to staff Tuesday.

He added that Smith's final day at NPR will be at the end of July. She joined the company in 1982 as an overnight production assistant on Morning Edition.

Wilson added that:

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3:39 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

NPR Deepens Coverage & Expands Listener Experience With $17 Million In Grants

Lead in text: 
On-air and online coverage of education, global health and economic development, and racial issues will get a boost from $17 million in donations to NPR.
NPR DEEPENING COVERAGE & EXPANDING LISTENER EXPERIENCE Grants From John S. and James L.
NPR Ombudsman
2:48 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

The Meaning Behind The Panda-monium On NPR

Smithsonian's National Zoo shows Mei Xiang's giant panda cub undergoing an exam on Oct. 11, 2013, at the zoo in Washington.
Bill Clements AP

Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 2:12 pm

The government shutdown dominated NPR news in October for obvious reason, but listener Kirk Morledge of Middleton, Wis., detected a bias.

"Why oh why so many stories about pandas??!!," he wrote. "Who cares? What gives? Why pandas and not baby kangaroos or cute little muskrats?"

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NPR Ombudsman
4:15 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

A Fair And Balanced Look At Mara Liasson

National political correspondent Mara Liasson on election night in 2012.
Stephen Voss

Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 1:29 pm

What to do about NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson?

This is a regular issue raised by some NPR listeners who object to Liasson's second role as a contributor to Fox News. They say that she, like Fox, tilts to the right.

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The Two-Way
12:30 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

NPR To Offer Voluntary Buyouts In Bid To Balance Budget

NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Charles Dharapak AP

Originally published on Fri September 13, 2013 12:46 pm

Saying that the goal is to balance its budget in fiscal year 2015, NPR announced late Friday morning that it will soon offer "a voluntary buyout plan across the organization that reduces staffing levels by approximately 10 percent."

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