NPR’s new home too fancy for the network’s critics

nprNPR showed off its new 400,000-square-foot headquarters to the media this week and, writes Paul Farhi, “it immediately began drawing some grumbles from those who see the edifice as far too luxe for a nonprofit radio and digital-news organization that depends, in part, on taxpayer support.”

Farhi points out: “The new headquarters wasn’t financed with tax dollars, at least not directly. The organization raised funds through a combination of tax-free bonds, individual donations and the proceeds from the sale of its old building.”

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