NPR

Reminder: All Clips With Offensive Language Must Be Vetted

There are no exceptions. If a piece being prepared for broadcast has an offensive word or phrase, or involves excretory or sexual issues, care and consultation are required.

Quite a few folks have joined NPR or switched roles since we wrote in 2015 that there are "No Exceptions: Clips With Offensive Language Must Be Vetted." They aren't the only staffers who should know what follows, of course.

Here are the key points [with a few tweaks] from that post:

1. We have a detailed "Policy On Use Of Potentially Offensive Language." .

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

More from NPR

NPR4 min read
'Exalting The Banal To The Monumental' Through California Skate Parks
The state that gave birth to modern skateboarding is home to concrete playgrounds that are works of art in the eyes of photographer Amir Zaki: "They become more imaginative and open as spaces."
NPR2 min readPolitics
Cory Booker On Impeachment: 'I Swore An Oath To Protect And Defend The Constitution'
The New Jersey senator and presidential hopeful says Congress must take action. "Politics be damned. I have a job to do, which is to hold the executive accountable and we should be doing that."
NPR3 min readScience
Typhoon Hagibis Leaves 2 Dead As Flooding And Landslides Threaten More Lives
The typhoon, which has now passed to the northeast of Tokyo, was the largest to hit Japan in 61 years, since the 1958 Kanogawa Typhoon that killed more than 1,200 people.