'NPR can improve its shows simply by adding more female commentators'

NPR ombud Lisa Shepard says the radio network "has been an industry leader with female correspondents and hosts," but it "needs to try harder to find more female sources and commentators." In an examination of NPR shows over a nine-month period, only 26 percent of the voices were female, while 74 percent were male.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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