from training.npr.org: https://training.npr.org/2020/04/14/during-the-pandemic-cover-those-weve-left-out/
In times of crisis, journalists have the responsibility — even more so than usual — to seek out people who are often passed over by the media, even as stay-at-home orders make it harder to reach them.
“Chinese virus.” “Hindu mobs.” Using geography, ethnicity and religion as modifiers is questionable at best and dangerous at worst.
It’s no secret that pre-taped interviews on public radio are edited, sometimes considerably. What’s OK to take out? And when is it better to leave something in?
The NPR Ethics Handbook is designed to help our journalists make thoughtful, principled decisions.