NPR is afraid to make its people's email addresses accessible to the public. So, here you go! It's almost always in the form of first initial and last name—like FLast@npr.org.—at NPR dot org. Easy!
"NPR top executives have discussed providing reporter emails many times. But they always come down to a fear that correspondents and hosts will be so swamped that they won’t be able to answer.
And then charges of arrogance will resurface."
I don't even know what to say to this.
That's the same response I give my immediate family when they ask for my email address.
I just e-mailed myself IN THE FUTURE
JABUMRAD, I WILL NOT BE IGNORED.
Look, this is all NPR has to do:
Then make sure that meaningful communication uses other insider emails addresses and never ever never under any circumstances uses any of those email addresses. Go ahead, just try emailing Beck at that email and see if he responds (from experience: He will not).
I always got through to them with firstname.lastname@example.org
Really? Red-baiting? How quaint and 1950's.
Missing the point, however, never goes out of style.
When in doubt, assume sarcasm.
This is not surprising. I worked as an ATC "intern" on and off for most of the 1990s, and everyone employed there is either a total dick or a psychological cripple. It wasn't until I started working for your federal government that I discovered it's possible to work for a large organization without being surrounded by sociopaths.
…everyone employed there is either a total dick or a psychological cripple.
*sound of ideals of youth dying* (again)
Fake fragment of a strategy paper found flying around in the windy streets of D.C.: "NPR has 27.2 million listeners and NPR.org's main site has 12.4 million average monthly visitors that are not yet provided with the only the work-product of the Murdoch organization. Solution: make public all NPR reporter and employee email addresses, and target each as needed."
"It's Jean Cochran, not Cockring." – me to a friend a long time ago.
This explains why Robert Siegel always replies to all correspondence sent to JCockring@npr.org.
I'm just glad that now when people google "JCockring@npr.org", the Internet has a place to send them.
NPR (I have seriously thought this for 2 decades) = "Masterpiece Radio"
They are a vivid illustration of what happens to culture when it gets located in the District of Columbia… not much.
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