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“We have to stop thinking of these people as subjects we cover and relate to them as neighbors, friends, and readers we make journalism for.” Rachel Schallom
“NPR’s capacity is really in news and the spoken word, and it’s very active on the cultural side, but not organized around music. There was a sense we either needed to work with each other or have a hard time competing at all.”
“We thought the right way to approach it was to share it as an open project so the whole industry can move forward building on something like this rather than people halfway solving the problem individually.”
“We’re not trying be entirely contrarian, but regularly running those pieces that give a different perspective than people are used to hearing is really important and a big part of what we’re trying to do overall.”