• BEST IN STATE—Senior Courtney Schoen Lewis was named Best PR Student in Utah. Story
  • CROWBAR—Athletes compete in annual Crowbar backcountry race in Logan Canyon. CHRISTIAN HATAHWAY
  • HINDU FESTIVAL—Hundreds of Hindus and friends gather for annual Holi Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork. DANA IVINS
  • RAINBOW CELEBRATION—Holi celebrants joyfully paint themselves at Hindu festival. DANA IVINS
  • HUT! HUT! HUT!—ROTC teams compete in Ranger Challenge at Camp Williams. ALISON OSTLER. Story
  • SNOWBARD JAM—Boarders show their stuff on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • SNOWBOARD TRICKS as hotdoggers show off on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • WINTER A and the American flag over a snowy USU campus. WHITNEY PETERSON
  • QUADVIEW—A springtime view of the USU Quad and Old Main from atop the business building.
  • PRESS CONFERENCE—USU President Stan Albrecht briefing journalism students. CHRIS ROMRIELL. Story
  • HIGH-HEELIN’ IT—Men in high heels and their female supporters walk a mile to protest sex abuse. TY ROGERS
  • ELK PICNIC—Elk and humans mingle at the winter refuge at Blacksmith Fork's Hardware Ranch. CARESA ALEXANDER. Story

National Public Radio news ombudsman visits USU

October 5th, 2010 Posted in Opinion

LOGAN—When radio listeners have trouble with the news they hear on National Public Radio, they call Alicia Shepard to complain.

Shepard is the ombudsman for NPR, based in Washington, D.C. When a listener in Logan, Utah, or Moscow, Russia, takes exception with the way the news comes through public radio, Shepard takes the call. She is the only ombudsman for an electronic news outlet in America.

On campus as a guest of Utah Public Radio and the Journalism & Communication Department at USU, Shepard visited classes yesterday, and today appears on UPR’s “Access Utah” show, and delivers a major talk on “The Promise and Perils of Social Media” at noon in the USU Performance Hall. “The Internet is completely changing the news industry,” Shepard says. “Not often are you aware of the revolution right when you are in the midst of it. But we are.”


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