Sep 16, 2013 — Images on Al Jazeera of brutalized Americans in Iraq understandably still trouble some listeners, but NPR's acceptance of sponsorship support from the new Al Jazeera America fall well within free speech and ethical standards. Al Jazeera itself brings a valuable international voice into our living rooms.
Apr 27, 2012 — We all love NPR music. In honor of its highly independent staffers, its time to run a permanent ethical disclaimer on all NPR.org's cultural pages saying that because of technical inevitabilities, ads and reviews on the same album, book or movie occasionally run next to each other.
Mar 28, 2012 — Of the hundreds of responses, some made me squirm. Dismissive, selling out, conflict of interest, insipid—I address these and other responses in a revisit of my post on whether to acknowledge corporate sponsors in news reports on them.
Mar 16, 2012 — A segment on All Things Considered about the founder behind the 5-Hour Energy drink raised concerns among listeners about conflict of interest and a violation of NPR's new ethics handbook on disclosures. The real problem? The handbook. At some point, you just have to trust.