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NPR's radio audience is smaller. All radio listenership is shrinking .
By Curt_Anderson
April 12, 2024 5:04 pm
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Between 2009 and 2022 of Americans ages 12 and older who listen to terrestrial (AM/FM) radio in a given week has dropped from 92% to 82%. Radio is a technology that's over one hundred years old. It's remarkable that it's still around.

Uri Berliner is making an unsupported correlation. He sees statistics showing that NPR's lost listeners and then concludes it's because there are not Republican NRP reporters. How does he explain the general decline in radio listenership?

I am fairly certain the NPR's audience skews more educated and more affluent than the American public generally. That makes NPR listeners more likely to listen to NPR online, and to NRP podcasts rather than NPR over the air.

Compared to 2009 more people have more alternatives to radio. For example, new cars now are equipped with Sirius XM. NPR programs are carried on Sirius XM but I don't know that they are counted in listenership totals.

Why should broadcast (and all other) journalists reflect their audience as Uri Berliner posits? Journalists should be smarter than and inform their audience.

In 1954 Edward R Murrow heroically rebuked Sen. Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism. Murrow was countering the then public perception and he changed that perception. That was a good thing. For NPR journalist or anybody else to label Trump's claims of a rigged election as false---no matter that many Americans believe it---is a good thing.


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  1. by HatetheSwamp on April 13, 2024 3:46 am

    You can't possibly be serious! I refuse to believe that you're this stoopid, Curt.


    Berliner's points are that NPR has lost listeners among people who are politically moderate and politically conservative...

    ...AND that, in spite of very intentional outreach to blacks and browns, people of
    color in its audience is minute compared to the percentage of blacks and browns in the population.

    The NPR audience is precisely your woke, white electric limousine lovin progressive Swampcult. You should feel at home.


  2. by Curt_Anderson on April 13, 2024 8:17 am
    HtS,
    NPR routinely adds caveats after sound bytes of Trump's false claims about his election loss, etc. It's not surprising that those who believe the 2020 election was stolen would resent being told that Trump is lying to them.


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