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Twitter Names A Head Of News | Posted 12.24.2013 | Media

In a bid to reinforce Twitter's mutually beneficial relationships with the news industry, the social networking giant on Thursday appointed Vivian Sch...

Vivian Schiller: NBC News is Readying "Rich Journalism Destination"

Andy Plesser | Posted 04.20.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

NBC News is in the midst of the "reinvention" of its Web site which will launch this spring as a "rich journalism destination," with enterprise, inves...

(Video) NBC Debuts "Multi-Platform News Organization" at London 2012 Olympics

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

The recent news that has become is much more than a name change, it means that all the digital resources of NBC News, its cable ...

(video) MIT's Jason Pontin: Media "Platform Agnosticism" is Dead, Long Live "Platform Committed"

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.28.2012 | Media
Andy Plesser

VIEQUES, PR -- For media companies to succeed, they need to operate on the platforms they know best, not distribute content on places which are not th...

(video) NBC News See Upside in Radio with the Advent of the "Connected Car"

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Radio is "the most durable" form of media, says Vivian Schiller, Chief Digital Officer of NBC News and former NPR CEO in this video. And, its value w...

(video) NPR's Problems with Money, "Ownership" and Politicalization, Former CEO Speaks

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

VIEQUES, PR -- Getting just one dollar of public funding makes a news organization "fair game" for attacks and NPR should be weaned off public funding...

(video) NBC's Vivian Schiller: "Platform Agnosticism is Completely Wrong" for Legacy Media

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

VIEQUES, PR - The concept of "platform agnosticism," the notion that legacy media companies must have their content on all digital outlets is "complet...

(VIDEO) NBC News Launches Super Politics Portal

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Gearing up for increased demands for political news in 2012, NBC News has launched a portal for all the network's shows (on both NBC and MSNBC), news ...

Michael Calderone

Who'll Be NPR's Next CEO? | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.30.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- It's been over six months since NPR's board of directors ousted CEO Vivian Schiller, following a hidden-camera scandal involving an NPR fu...

VIDEO: NBC News to Expand Microsites, Chief Digital Officer Vivian Schiller

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

NBC News, which has registered success in creating microsites around specific shows including the Today Show, will be expanding the number of microsites, says Vivian Schiller, Chief Digital Officer.

Vivian Schiller, Ex-NPR Chief, Landing At NBC News | John Paczkowski, at 12:10 Pm PT | Posted 08.01.2011 | Media

Former National Public Radio head Vivian Schiller, who left her last job under a political cloud, looks to have found a new position. She's in talks t...

Former NPR CEO Slams James O'Keefe

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.05.2011 | Media

Former NPR CEO Vivian Schiller said that the new Republican majority in the House contributed to the "turmoil" facing the network. Schiller, who wa...

NPR, the Rest of the Federal Budget & a Large Hairy Dog

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sally Kohn


O'Keefe vs. NPR: Round One Goes to the Kid

Brian Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Palmer

A video filmed by right-wing activists that apparently shows NPR's chief fundraiser disparaging conservatives was just the latest in a series of dishonestly edited 'stings' by muckraker James O'Keefe.

Jason Linkins

Further Analysis Finds Deceptive Editing In Sting Tape, As NPR Gains An Unlikely Defender | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last week, a Project Veritas "sting" operation directed at National Public Radio cost some NPR executives their jobs. Beginning with Senior Vice Presi...

Stinging NPR: James O'Keefe's Big Nothing

Peter Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Hart

The fact that mainstream media have devoted so much attention to James O'Keefe's sting is proof that the corporate media aren't that liberal at all.

3 Strikes, Vivian Schiller's Out

Alan Chartock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alan Chartock

Vivian Schiller, the President of National Public Radio, has been fired, finally, by her long compliant board. She made three big mistakes.

A Case for Public Broadcasting: No Dysfunctional Fame Whores

Marc Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marc Middleton

Public television provides an opportunity for programs that aspire to something more than a train wreck the chance to find an audience. It's an incubator of sorts for shows with actual redeeming social value.

Jason Linkins

Second O'Keefe-NPR Video Released, Alleging That NPR Agreed To Shield Donation From Scrutiny [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A second video from James O'Keefe's Project Veritas has been made available online, extending the story of the Ron Schiller video "sting" that ended i...

Juan Williams Blasts NPR: 'All-White Organization,' 'Worst Of White Condescension'

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea and Julia Steers | Posted 08.31.2011 | Media

Juan Williams says NPR is an "all-white organization" that exhibited the "worst of white condescension" in its handling of his firing last year. In...

Should Maine Have a Citizens Recall Process?

Cynthia Dill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Pretend for a moment that I am a legislator. Now imagine me readings bills that would deny legal immigrants welfare benefits, require citizens of fore...

What Kind Of Journalist Is This?

The Wrap | Tim Kenneally & Daniel Frankel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

James O'Keefe, the man who slew ACORN and on Wednesday toppled the CEO of NPR, is some new kind of journalist - Johnny Knoxville meets Glenn Beck in M...

Jason Linkins

The Case For NPR Giving Up Federal Funding | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NPR seems to have a crisis every time they encounter a situation where their contributors and staff are revealed to be human beings who have points of view on various and sundry matters. NPR is hardly the only media organization with this problem, but they're the only one that keeps tripping headlong over it in headline-making pratfalls and have an extant need to keep a bunch of politicians happy. At some point, you have to wonder if the spectacles aren't exacerbated by the dependency.

Sam Stein

White House Reaffirms Commitment To Funding NPR, Public Broadcasting | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite an embarrassing and potentially costly two days for National Public Radio, the Obama administration on Wednesday reaffirmed its ...

Vivian Schiller Created This Blow-Back

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard Grenell

Vivian Schiller and the other left leaning reporters and producers at NPR and its affiliate stations around the country should be allowed to spin the news to the left -- but the rest of us shouldn't have to pay for it with our tax dollars.