NPR Bars Employees From Stewart-Colbert Rallies

Memo sent to entire organization, not just reporters
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2010 12:44 PM CDT
In this Sept. 21, 2008 file photo, Stephen Colbert, left, and Jon Stewart make an award presentation at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)

(Newser) – There’s only one way employees of NPR will be attending the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert DC rallies: If they’re covering the events. The organization sent a memo to employees yesterday reminding them that they “may not participate in marches and rallies involving causes or issues that NPR covers,” and specifically noted that the restriction applies to the upcoming Stewart/Colbert events, Poynter Online reports.

Though the memo was initially sent to news staff, the CEO forwarded it to the entire organization and confirmed that it applies to other departments as well, the Huffington Post notes. For more from the memo, click here, or here for more on the rallies.

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