A little bit of criticism is okay. It’s good to hear constructive (and, sometimes, not-so-constructive) feedback.
However, a LOT of criticism, especially if it’s pointed, well…. that’s just plain hard to take.
National Public Radio received a slew of listener complaints about Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister’s July 8 story “The Natural State” which aired on All Things Considered. Robert Siegel and Michele Norris even read a few ‘jabs’ on-air.
“The Natural State” is part of Dan and Elizabeth’s on-going series Song+Story where they meld traditional reporting and song writing — an adventurous approach to storytelling. But, apparently, it’s too adventurous for NPR’s listeners.
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Dan and Elizabeth talk about the public reaction to the story on this edition of HowSound. And, of course, we feature the piece, too. Have a listen.
Here’s a link to all of Dan and Elizabeth’s work posted at PRX.