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Retracted: A note about our recent commentary

Deborah Clark Feb 2, 2012
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Retracted: A note about our recent commentary

Deborah Clark Feb 2, 2012

On January 30, Marketplace aired an outside, first-person commentary, titled “Returning Veteran has Few Marketable Skills.” Listeners questioned the veracity of the piece, and when we looked more closely into the matter we found it had likely been fabricated.

Our responsibility to listeners, members, partners and ourselves, is to provide accurate, trustworthy information, in context, without conflict of interest. We didn’t meet that obligation in this instance, and for that we apologize. We’ve retracted the commentary completely, and we’re using this experience to learn how we can do our jobs better.

Thank you for your engagement with Marketplace, and for holding us accountable to the highest journalistic standards.

If you’re a member of your local public radio station, we thank you — because your support helps those stations keep programs like Marketplace on the air.  But for Marketplace to continue to grow, we need additional investment from those who care most about what we do: superfans like you.

Your donation — as little as $5 — helps us create more content that matters to you and your community, and to reach more people where they are – whether that’s radio, podcasts or online.

When you contribute directly to Marketplace, you become a partner in that mission: someone who understands that when we all get smarter, everybody wins.