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  • Vivian Schiller to Leave NBC News for Twitter

    10/24/2013 2:21:29 PM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 24, 2013 | BRIAN STELTER
    In a bid to reinforce Twitter’s mutually beneficial relationships with the news industry, the social networking giant on Thursday appointed Vivian Schiller to a newly created position, head of news and journalism partnerships. Ms. Schiller, the chief digital officer for NBC News, will leave NBC and join Twitter in January. At Twitter, she will oversee partnerships with news organizations like NBC, NPR and The New York Times; she worked for all three organizations earlier in her career... The job listing spoke of making Twitter “indispensable to newsrooms and journalists.” Part of Ms. Schiller’s job will be to suggest improvements to...
  • EveryBlock founder advises Twitter not to hire NBC News digital chief (no to Vivian Schiller)

    10/09/2013 6:33:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/7/13 | Salvador Rodriguez
    EveryBlock founder Adrian Holovaty slammed NBC News Chief Digital Officer Vivian Schiller, the person who shut down his start-up, by advising Twitter not to hire her for its Head of News opening. The tweet comes shortly after a report by AllThingsD that said Schiller is believed to be the top candidate for the position. Adrian Holovaty @adrianholovaty Attention @twitter management: hiring @VivianSchiller would be a huge mistake. Check your references!
  • Twitter may tap TV big as first news chief (smug ex-NPR witch Vivian Schiller)

    10/09/2013 6:23:19 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/8/13 | Keith J. Kelly and Claire Atkinson
    NBC News chief Vivian Schiller is moving closer to the top news job at Twitter. Schiller, 52, is in negotiations with the microblogging service to become its first head of news, The Post has learned. -snip- Schiller, who has held jobs at CNN, NPR and the New York Times, certainly fits the job description.
  • Sources: Former NPR CEO Heading to NBC (Lying Liberal Vivian Schiller)

    06/02/2011 3:54:47 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    Fox News New York ^ | 6/1/2011 | staff
    Former National Public Radio CEO Vivian Schiller is expected to land a job at NBC News, sources close to the negotiations told The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday. Schiller would be in charge of digital projects for the Peacock Network but will not be attached to a particular program, sources added. Schiller, 49, resigned from her post at NPR in March, following the release of a secretly recorded video that showed another NPR executive discussing government funding and harshly criticizing Republicans and the Tea Party.
  • Fmr. NPR CEO Admits Liberal Establishment Is Terrified of Being Exposed

    04/05/2011 6:49:49 PM PDT · by conservativeforpalin · 51 replies
    Politicons- Politically Conservative ^ | April 5th | Henry D'Andrea
    Tell me something I don’t know…. Today former NPR CEO Vivian Schiller admitted that the liberal establishment is terrified of being exposed for their blatant corruption and far left bias. Fired and failed lib NPR CEO Vivian Schiller spoke Tuesday at the Paley Center for Media in New York and lashed out at the videographers who exposed the bigotry in her organization, calling the undercover sting an “abomination.” She admitted the rest of the establishment is “terrified” of being the next NPR, Planned Parenthood or ACORN…and speculated that the goal of these stings is to instill fear. “It’s terrifying,” Schiller...
  • NPR: tripped up by its own elitism

    03/15/2011 4:16:02 AM PDT · by Scanian · 52 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 14, 2011 | Juan Williams
    It just keeps happening. NPR's leader ship keeps tripping over its microphone wires and then asking everybody else to plug them back in. I know everybody thinks I must be in a vindictive mood, celebrating the sudden departure of NPR CEO Vivian Schiller after her handpicked personal fund-raiser was caught on tape disparaging Tea Party activists and Jews and taking more shots at me. I'm human and do have some thoughts, but it's OK to keep them to myself: Schiller's very public missteps allow everyone to draw their own conclusions about her. I'm not being vindictive when I say that...
  • New NPR Chief’s Past Political Donations Solely to Democrats

    03/11/2011 6:35:48 AM PST · by · 15 replies
    Eyeblast TV ( Media Research Center) ^ | 3/11/2011 | Joe Schoffstall
    Now that Vivian Schiller is out as NPR’s chief, Joyce Slocum was named to NPR’s top post on Wednesday. However, her past political donations are bound to add more fuel to the fire. According to OpenSecrets: Joyce Slocum, National Public Radio’s new interim chief executive, has made five federal-level political contributions of more than $500, all to Democrats, a Center for Responsive Politics analysis of campaign disclosures shows. The Center’s research indicates that between 1999 and 2002, Slocum spread about $3,500 between Democratic U.S. House candidate Regina Montoya Coggins and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ron Kirk, who today serves as...
  • NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Resigns

    03/09/2011 6:49:39 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 160 replies
    NPR ^ | March 9, 2011
    NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned, NPR just announced. This follows yesterday's news that then-NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller (no relation) was videotapped slamming conservatives and questioning whether NPR needs federal funding during a lunch with men posing as members of a Muslim organization (they were working with political activist James O'Keefe on a "sting.") Vivian Schiller (2008 file photo). Enlarge Michael Benabib/AP Vivian Schiller (2008 file photo). Vivian Schiller (2008 file photo). Michael Benabib/AP Vivian Schiller (2008 file photo). Vivian Schiller quickly condemned Ron Schiller's comments, and he moved up an already-announced decision to leave NPR and resigned...
  • VIDEO: NPR Has “No Particular Bias” and Accusations of Being Liberal is a “Perception Issue”

    03/07/2011 1:30:02 PM PST · by · 11 replies
    National Public Radio President Vivian Schiller held a luncheon at the National Press Club today to speak of NPR’s new endeavors as well as stating the case why they should not be stripped of taxpayer dollars. Questions at the event had to be written down beforehand, and were later read to Ms. Schiller by a moderator. When asked “Do you believe there is an imbalance at NPR in terms of liberals and conservatives in the newsroom? If the answer is ‘yes’ what do you propose to do about it?” Schiller responded by saying they get a “tremendous amount of criticism...
  • NPR Exec Resigns After Review of Williams Firing

    01/06/2011 4:14:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | January 06, 2011 | Daniel Foster
    Wow. NPR has concluded its internal review of the conditions surrounding the termination of commentator Juan Williams, and NPR’s news chief Ellen Weiss is out of a job. From an NPR release: “— Williams’ contract was terminated in accordance with its terms.  The contract gave both parties the right to terminate on 30 days’ notice for any reason.  The facts gathered during the review revealed that the termination was not the result of special interest group or donor pressure.  However, because of concerns regarding the speed and handling of the termination process, the Board additionally recommended that certain actions be...
  • Who Is Vivian Schiller?

    10/25/2010 6:29:42 AM PDT · by paudio · 33 replies · 1+ views
    NRO ^ | 10/22/10 | Brian Bolduc
    A little background on Vivian Schiller, the president and CEO of NPR who distinguished herself by (and later apologized for) suggesting Juan Williams’s comments made him practically certifiable. In 1983, she graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Russian and Soviet Studies. Two years later, she emerged from Middlebury College with a master’s degree in Russian. Schiller began her journalistic career in 1988 as a Russian interpreter in the former Soviet Union for Turner Broadcasting. She spent ten years with Turner as vice president of development, producing many award-winning documentaries, such as Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. From...
  • NPR: Sorry About the Story Linking Christian Group to Anthrax (flashback)

    10/25/2010 7:03:13 AM PDT · by ruination · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2002 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    Six months after the fact, the head of National Public Radio apologized Wednesday for what some lawmakers called a "slanderous" report linking anthrax-laced letters to a Christian conservative organization. "We have made mistakes at NPR. One mistake was our report about TVC," said Kevin Klose, president and CEO of the public broadcasting radio network, referring to a story that suggested the Traditional Values Coalition was connected to the attempted assassination of two senators. "You have my personal apology for that mistake and I hope to go on from there," Klose said. Klose's comments in a Wednesday House subcommittee hearing came...
  • Juan Williams’ Forgotten Victimizer: The Man in the Mirror

    10/24/2010 7:53:30 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 64 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 October 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    If anyone should feel loved right now, it’s social commentator Juan Williams. His firing by National Public Radio (NPR) for comments he made on Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor has drawn harsh criticism from all quarters, left, right and center. And I join this defensive phalanx. Sacking a man for saying that he gets “worried” and “nervous” aboard a plane when he see people “identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims” with their traditional garb is an example of political correctness run amuck. Heck, Williams was merely giving voice to a disquiet felt by a majority of Americans. And if any...
  • Why NPR Should 'Defund' Bigoted President

    10/24/2010 9:45:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 24, 2010 | Kevin McCullough
    When asked by reporters, immediately after she had insinuated that Juan Williams was in need of psychiatric help-presumably because since 9.11 he sometimes feel anxious around muslims who appear dangerous, the President of NPR Vivian Schiller stated: "The only thing that matters to me in this case is how Juan as a news analyst conducts himself, and whether it's in violation of our journalistic ethics. It's really that straight forward. Now I don't need to get into a debate about is this show news, is this show opinion. That's... Let's... Let somebody else talk about that. My only interest here......
  • NPR's Nina Totenberg: Jesse Helms or His Grandkids Should Get AIDS (Video)

    10/21/2010 4:11:14 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 17 replies
    Associated Contents ^ | 10/21/2010 | Mark Wittington
    We are assured from NPR mouth pieces that Juan Williams was fired for expressing a personal opinion, which is against NPR rules. If those are the rules, they seem to be selectively enforced as this old footage of Nina Totenberg shows. Could it be that Juan Williams was fired for expressing a politically incorrect opinion on a conservative friendly news network while being African American? Could it be that NPR allows its reporters to wish that Republican Senators or their innocent grandkids die a slow, horrible death from AIDS and are now fired? Mind if a conservative should call down...
  • Will NPR fire Nina Totenberg for wishing Jesse Helms would get AIDS?

    10/21/2010 9:52:23 AM PDT · by roses of sharon · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Figuring out what’s inconsistent with NPR’s editorial standards can be awful difficult. The network terminated the contract for Fox News contributor Juan Williams because of a comment about Muslims, but apparently has yet to take a similar action against Nina Totenberg. From Reason’s Michael Moynihan: Check out this clip, from way back in 1995, of NPR’s Nina Totenberg telling the host of PBS’s Inside Washington that if there was “retributive justice” in the world the (admittedly loathsome) Jesse Helms would “get AIDS from a transfusion, or one of his grandchildren will get it.” Totenberg is still NPR’s legal affairs correspondent.
  • Totenberg Eats Shoe, Admits Misjudgment on Iraq Election's Power

    03/08/2005 1:54:07 PM PST · by billorites · 26 replies · 1,650+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | March 7, 2005
    NPR's Nina Totenberg eats her shoe. Asked on Inside Washington over the weekend if President Bush deserves credit for the democratic movements rising in the Middle East, Totenberg, a critic of Bush's Iraq policy, replied that "if I had a hat I would have to eat it." Then, as she briefly brought a shoe to her month, she noted that "I've got my shoe here" and conceded that "I really did not think that this election in Iraq would make that much difference and I was wrong." She quickly added, however, that "it really does help that Arafat died and...
  • Krauthammer Takes on Entire 'Inside Washington' Panel -- Again, Over Attacks on Fox News

    10/02/2010 7:46:03 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 2, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Think President Barack Obama has thin skin? How could one not, after the attacks on media personalities like Rush Limbaugh or his on-the-record comments about the liberal blogs and Fox News? On PBS’s Oct. 2 broadcast of “Inside Washington,” NPR’s Nina Totenberg pointed out the left-wing blogosphere has been critical of Obama, yet she chalked it up as just being “whiny.” “Inside Washington” panelist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer responded, and pointed out the president’s “thin skin,” in the wake of his remarks about his cable channel in a recent Rolling Stone interview. “You would think that the presidency...
  • NPR Censorship

    10/21/2010 8:43:03 PM PDT · by Resjuda · 22 replies
    Resjuda | 10/21/2010 | Resjuda
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  • Juan Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: My Two Cents on Amateur Professionalism

    10/22/2010 7:12:19 PM PDT · by SpareChange · 17 replies
    Spare Change | 22 October 2010 | David J. Aland
    Juan Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: My Two Cents on Amateur Professionalism By David J. Aland /// 22 October 2010 Juan Williams, a journalist of well-established liberal reputation, was in the habit of frequenting the opposition at Fox News, and was just fired from his post at National Public Radio for “violating journalistic standards.” Ironically, the firing says a lot about the sad state of journalistic standards at NPR, or the lack thereof: it never pays to preen about professionalism while behaving amateurishly. A frequent visitor to “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News, an outlet routinely derided by some as...