Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.
She’s the internal watchdog and audience advocate at one of the largest media organizations in the country. National Public Radio ombudsman Alicia Shepard joins Kojo to talk about the ethical challenges posed by the modern media landscape, and what news organizations like NPR can do to maintain audience trust in our digital and ever-changing world.
- Alicia Shepard NPR Ombudsman
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