NPR this week discovered ethical violations in many reports prepared for it by freelance journalist Danielle Karson, who has filed radio stories for NPR since the early 1980s. NPR is no longer accepting reports from Karson and its investigation into her work continues. Here is what is known so far: In at least 30 reports filed for NPR's Newscasts since 2011, Karson reused clips from interviews that she had previously included in other reports. Listeners would have thought those persons were commenting on the day's news when in fact the comments had been made months or sometimes years earlier. That was misleading and not in line with NPR's editorial standards. Most of Karson's reports for NPR were short stories about widely reported news –...
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NPR Statement On Ethical Violations In Freelancer's Reports