National Public Radio, Inc.
Rating: 4 stars 2 reviews
Issues: Arts & Culture
Location: 635 Massachusetts Ave Nw Washington DC 20001 USA
NPR''s mission is to work in partnership with member stations to create a more informed public-one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures. To accomplish our mission, NPR produces, acquires and distributes programming that meets the highest standards of public service in journalism and cultural expression. Our vision is to serve the public as the leading provider of high quality news, information and cultural programming worldwide.
Programs: Public radio’s most listened-to program seeks to take listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge, and occasionally amuse. The two-hour program is now in its third decade. It is fed to stations across a 7 hour period and is updated constantly to keep the news timely and fresh. Hosted by Steve Inskeep in Washington, D.C., and Renée Montagne from NPR West in Culver City, California.
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NPR produces great programs, but frankly their salaries, not just for corporate officers but also for their news anchors, is out-of-line. I don't see why this, or any organization, needs to be paying so many people to "join the 1%". I'm not sure why any non-profit needs to be paying staff more than the Chief Justice of the United States (a salary I've seen used as a point of comparison for compensation, particularly for non-profits.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_judge#Tenure_and_salary
I used to be an active NPR supporter, until I found about their salary structure.
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I love NPR news and I just wanted to note that I readily found the audited financial statements (for year ending 9/30/10) at the NPR website on 5/23/11. So the accountability page is inaccurate with this respect. In fact, there were separate financial statements for the related foundation.
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I listen to NPR news on my local public broadcasting network daily.
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