Wednesday, March 9
NPR President Vivian Schiller Resigns In The Wake Of Hidden Camera Sting
The big boss is out at NPR today following the release yesterday of a video by guerilla undercover filmmaker James O’Keefe which showed another NPR executive, foundation president Ron Schiller, making critical remarks about the Tea Party. Today, NPR CEO Vivian Schiller (no relation) resigned. The NPR board released a statement saying in part, "Vivian was passionately committed to NPR’s mission, and to stations and NPR working collaboratively as a local-national news network. “ Schiller herself had no comment but the resignation follows a number of embarrassing episodes for NPR, including the firing of Juan Williams last fall. We discuss what these developments mean for NPR with NYU journalism professor and media critic Jay Rosen, Time Magazine media writer James Poniewozik and Al Tompkins, Senior Faculty, Broadcast and Online at the Poynter Institute.