Visit to NPR's Web Site

Questions for NPR Web site visit with Maria Godoy, Tuesday, July 8, at 1:20 p.m., at 635 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001.

Please type your answers in a Word doc. This will count as an in-class grade and is due at the start of class Wednesday, July 9.

  • What does NPR’s Web site offer viewers that the radio station does not? Give three specific examples, based on your observations and the discussion at the site.

  • Roughly how many Web staffers are there at NPR? Where do they physically sit, in relation to the radio staff? How often do they interact with the radio staff?
  • Are there entry-level jobs for new college grads? What are they? How much do they pay, roughly? If there are no entry-level jobs, are there internships? What skills are required?
  • What kinds of jobs did most NPR Web staffers have before coming to the site?
  • How is the Web site staffing/covering the 2008 elections and the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? What kinds of packages/coverage on these topics does the site boast?

  • What surprised you today?

You may, of course, add other thoughts and comments!