Edward Schumacher-Matos http://whqr.org en Open Forum http://whqr.org/post/open-forum You're invited to use this space to discuss media, policy and NPR's journalism. We'll follow the conversation and share it with the newsroom.<p>Please stay within the <a href="http://help.npr.org/npr/consumer/kbdetail.asp?kbid=184">community discussion</a> rules, among them:<p><ul><p><li><strong>If you can't be polite, don't say it</strong>: ...please try to disagree without being disagreeable. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:29:00 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 19086 at http://whqr.org Open Forum An Open Letter To A Former Guantanamo Chief Prosecutor http://whqr.org/post/open-letter-former-guantanamo-chief-prosecutor Navy reservist Capt. John Murphy is a former chief prosecutor of the military commission established to try terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay. His own case with NPR, however, is filled with implications for the rest of us.<p>So it is that I am copying all of you on my message to him. Some of you might have informed opinions on how far NPR—or other news organizations—should go in changing or supplementing an old online story that somehow involves us, even tangentially. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 22:39:00 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 18647 at http://whqr.org An Open Letter To A Former Guantanamo Chief Prosecutor Artfully Writing About Sex Abuse By Catholic Priests http://whqr.org/post/artfully-writing-about-sex-abuse-catholic-priests A <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/05/27/153800130/philadelphia-priest-abuse-trial-takes-combative-turn">Web version</a> of a recent report by <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/2100608/barbara-bradley-hagerty">Barbara Bradley Hagerty</a> about the Philadelphia sex abuse trial of a Catholic monsignor and a priest prompted the <a href="http://www.catholicleague.org/npr-reporter-slams-priests/">Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights</a> to accuse NPR of taking a "bigoted swipe" against priests.<p>The league took offense over a phrase in Hagerty's online report—not included in her on-air Tue, 05 Jun 2012 23:17:00 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 17750 at http://whqr.org Artfully Writing About Sex Abuse By Catholic Priests