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Has NPR's Adam Davidson Betrayed His Listeners? Serious Conflict of Interest Issues Exposed

Davidson is a shrewd propagandist with a long, consistent history of shilling for powerful interests—and failing to disclose his financial ties to the companies he reports on.

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Chicago Public Media, which co-owns "Planet Money" through its ownership of "This American Life", explicitly bars conflicts-of-interest: "WBEZ journalists must uphold the trust of the public by not overlapping individual interests with professional responsibilities. WBEZ journalists may not accept any form of compensation from the individuals, institutions or organizations they cover."

Neither NPR nor  This American Life would comment on S.H.A.M.E.’s investigation into Adam Davidson’s conflicts of interest. We will be seeking get comment from Davidson's other employer,  The New York Times, about their policy on journalists havig conflicts-of-interest.

This profile is part of the S.H.A.M.E. Media Transparency Project.  Learn more about it here.

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