NPR

Who's On NPR?

Distinguishing whether content comes from NPR or others is not always easy. Here's a quick guide.
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello's perform their classic "Who's on First" routine. Source: Bettmann

An email from a reader or listener to this office can quickly turn into an Abbott and Costello routine: Who reported the story on what platform? Where? When? And how can audience members provide feedback? The editorial uncertainty stems from confusion over which content is produced by NPR, which comes from other producers and how to contact those who have power over editorial decision-making.

The majority of emails this office receives comes from listeners tuning in to NPR programming on traditional radio platforms. To clarify how listeners and readers can give editorial feedback, we put together an explanation of who does what in NPR's corner of the public media world.

What is NPR?

NPR is a national news organization that produces its own content, which airs on a network of

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR4 min read
Medal Of Honor Awarded To Iraq War Veteran
Retired Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia received the nation's highest medal for heroism for saving his squad in Fallujah, Iraq. Bellavia is the first living veteran of that war to be so honored.
NPR9 min read
For These Young, Nontraditional College Students, Adulting Is A Requirement
They are early risers and hard workers. Some are the first in their family to go to college. Many are financially independent from their parents. Meet the "nontraditional" college students of today.
NPR3 min readPolitics
U.S.-Iran Strife 'A Very Interesting Situation,' Says Former American Diplomat In Middle East
How is the region reacting to rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran? Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson gets perspective from Douglas Silliman, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq.