Feedback: Coverage of Trump, Va Gun Control

Jan 11, 2016

Via the WEKU Facebook page, Marcia wrote to us, “Sick of hearing about Trump. There are other candidates who deserve coverage.” 

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We had an exchange of messages with Marcia, explaining that WEKU does not determine the coverage, or extent of it, within the national news shows such as Here and Now, Morning Edition and All Things Considered but that we will certainly make sure her concerns are shared with producers of those shows.

We further asked that she, during this election year, keep her eyes and ears on the "big picture" of coverage. Not every story or even program can promise 100% balance in every instance. Our goal is to provide that balance across the range of programs that we provide to listeners.

We do, of course, count on NPR and our other network providers to make that happen but we always want to know if listeners perceive issues with that coverage.

We had a number of comments in reaction to the news story we aired and posted on the website, headlined State Senate Resolution Addresses Virginia Concealed Carry Decision.

A site visitor, self-identifying as “iddee,” wrote, “Kentucky and the other states affected, should discontinue recognizing Virginia driver's license. I think Virginia would rethink their decision within a few hours.”

“Greg” asked, “Does Virginia have a stronger training program or require deeper background checks? This article is pretty weak as far as speaking to the issue.”

“Johnny” commented, “To Virginia any gun control is better than no gun control and not recognizing Gun permits is another way of gun control for them.”

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