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‘Find out what your passions are,’ journalist says. No ‘master plan’ needed

Thursday, October 7th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Storee Powell LOGAN—For someone without “a master plan” for her life, National Public Radio ombudsman Alicia C. Shepard has found ways to stay busy. She has written three books, teaches media ethics at Georgetown University, and received the National Press ...

National Public Radio troubleshooter bullish about journalism’s health, but leery of blogs, social media

Thursday, October 7th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | 2 Comments »

By Satenik Sargsyan LOGAN—National Public Radio ombudsman Alicia C. Shepard came to USU Tuesday and “nudged the world a little,” speaking at the Morris Media & Society Lecture Series about the benefits and challenges of traditional journalism in an Internet-influenced world. Recognizing ...

National Public Radio news ombudsman visits USU

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on National Public Radio news ombudsman visits USU

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 ...

National Public Radio Ombudsman Speaks on ‘Promise & Perils’ of Internet Age

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on National Public Radio Ombudsman Speaks on ‘Promise & Perils’ of Internet Age

Shepard explains how to balance instant information, free expression and journalistic credibility LOGAN—An “ombudsman” is charged with handling concerns about an organization. In Alicia C. Shepard’s case, that means answering public complaints about the news. Shepard, ombudsman for National Public Radio in ...