NPR’s round-the-clock war coverage has some listeners restless. “You’re neither Fox nor CNN, and shouldn’t pretend or aspire to be,” writes one. But NPR ombudsman Jeffrey Dvorkin writes that NPR’s “normal” coverage may not resume for some time–and may really have ended Sept. 11, 2001.

“When real drama is going on in the world, people are less interested in watching the drama created in reality television shows.” The New York Times reports on how the Iraq war is affecting the reality genre.

“I got writers’ block. I had no ideas whatever. It was like a mild depression.” The Los Angeles Times profiles British television dramatist Andrew Davies. The conclusion of his latest adaptation, George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda, airs on Masterpiece Theatre tonight.

War coverage on NPR calls for sensitive music selection and a possible cutback on April 1 hijinks, reports the L.A. Times.

Satirist Barry Crimmins details his square-peg encounter with public radio’s On Point: “That’s right; NPR was soliciting me to satirize democracy for showing signs of vibrancy.”

Does it make sense to stop advertising during war? Two pubcasters weigh in on the question posed by an opinion poll.

Radio-Television News Directors Association announced regional winners of its 2003 Edward R. Murrow Awards.

The “cover-all-sides style” of the BBC’s war coverage has brought “a steady fusillade of criticism,” reports Howard Kurtz in the Washington Post. Nearly 230 public TV stations carry BBC World, a global news broadcast.

War led organizers to postpone nationwide protests of NPR’s Middle East coverage. Scheduled for tomorrow, the protests were to take place at NPR member stations.