When important discussions around content and programming need to take place, PRPD advocates for our members. The hit podcast The Daily from the New York Times has been a welcome addition to station broadcast schedules since 2019. In light of events at the New York Times regarding their hit series Caliphate and its connection to The Daily, a group of stations asked PRPD to lead a collective effort to make their concerns known. Together, station leaders and PRPD drafted this letter and circulated it for signature to the stations who carry The Daily. Here is the letter we sent and the response from the NY Times. We stand by this effort and are proud to represent public media's concerns in this matter.


Media Coverage:

Public Radio Stations Rebuke 'Times' For Ethical Lapss Over Correcting 'Caliphate', David Folkenflik, NPR (linked to above)
Updates to L'affaire Caliphate, Nicholas Quah, Hot Pod News
Public radio stations rip New York Times, podcast host amid 'Caliphate' fallout: report, John Bowden, The Hill
New York Times faces new pushback on 'Caliphate' podcast, Kerry Flynn, CNN Business
The New York Times admits mistakes in handling the demise of 'Caliphate', Erik Wemple, The Washington Post - Opinions
Public Radio Group Criticizes New York Times Over 'Caliphate' Correction, Marc Tracy, The New York Times
Public radio stations call on New York Times to take responsibility for 'lapses in judgement', Tyler Falk, Current