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NPR Running in the Red, Considers Cuts

Corporate sponsors decline, endangering Tell Me More show

(Newser) - One of NPR's main sources of funding—corporate underwriting—has declined steeply this year, and the organization is considering staff and programming cuts, reports the Washington Post . The daily Tell Me More, aimed at minorities, could be the first to go, insiders tell the newspaper. The nonprofit NPR has... More »

GOP Calls Emergency Session to Defund NPR

Bill would ban all federal funding of network

(Newser) - House Republicans may have taken note of Juan Williams' op-ed on NPR yesterday, because they've called an emergency meeting—to try to block NPR's funding. The Rules Committee session today will take up legislation to permanently ban federal funding for NPR and its affiliate stations in the wake of conservative... More »

Juan Williams: Here's the True Problem With NPR

Arrogant, elitist leaders ruining a 'once-great brand'

(Newser) - The departure of NPR CEO Vivian Schiller shines a light on the network’s key problem: its "ingrown and arrogant" leaders, who have "lost sight of journalism as the essential product of NPR," writes Juan Williams in the New York Post . Those at the top think they're... More »

Just How Close Was NPR to Taking That $5M?

Close, says Daily Caller; not so close, says Talking Points Memo

(Newser) - NPR may have been embarrassed by its ex-fundraiser’s comments on the Tea Party —but at least it refused to accept the $5 million offered by phony donors, right? That original claim had been poked at by the Daily Caller , which yesterday said that emails showed NPR execs were... More »

NPR's Vivian Schiller Resigns in Wake of O'Keefe Sting

President and CEO had also been criticized for Juan Williams' firing

(Newser) - Following yesterday’s news that an NPR fundraiser was taped calling the Tea Party “seriously racist,” NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned. Schiller was quick to condemn the comments, which were recorded as part of a sting by James O’Keefe , and the fundraiser in question... More »

NPR News Exec Resigns Over Juan Williams Firing

Ellen Weiss took flak over how it was handled

(Newser) - The fallout over last year's firing of Juan Williams by NPR continues: The executive who canned him over his comments about being nervous around Muslims in airports has herself resigned. Ellen Weiss made the announcement today, the same day as an outside review concluded that while the firing was legal,... More »

NPR Chief Sorry for Williams 'Psychiatrist' Dig

Ombudsman says firing mishandled; DeMint want to cut funds

(Newser) - NPR’s chief has apologized for suggesting Juan Williams keep his feelings about Muslims between himself and “his psychiatrist or publicist,” the station’s website notes. “I spoke hastily and I apologize to Juan and others for my thoughtless remark,” said Vivian Schiller. In a separate... More »

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