NPR’s top programming executive, Anya Grundmann, announced Monday she will step down at the end of the year after nearly three decades at the network. Her record has been marked by innovations, successes and, of late, sharp setbacks buffeting the industry broadly and the network specifically. NPR has not announced a successor to Grundmann, whose departure will create the latest vacancy in a string of high-level turnovers.
Fox News is opposing a renewed effort by the Associated Press, the New York Times and NPR to unseal documents related to its recently settled defamation lawsuit, saying it would do nothing but “gratify private spite or promote public scandal.”
Elon Musk threatened to reassign NPR’s Twitter account to “another company,” according to the nonprofit news organization, in an ongoing spat between Musk and media groups since his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter last year. “So is NPR going to start posting on Twitter again, or should we reassign @NPR to another company?” Musk wrote in one email late Tuesday to NPR reporter Bobby Allyn.
NPR is quitting Twitter as a result of the Elon Musk-run social media platform continuing to label the company “state affiliated media.” The move to retire its 52 official Twitter feeds, announced Wednesday, makes it the first major news organization to leave the embattled platform since Musk’s takeover last fall.
The nonprofit media organization, which has a staff of about 1,100 people, said the layoffs were required because of a slowdown in advertising and a drop in corporate sponsorships.
He raised the profiles of the news programs Morning Edition and The World on public radio, and created the overnight program Nightwatch on CBS.
She reported on conflicts around the world and for a time was the only American broadcast journalist reporting from Baghdad during the U.S. “shock and awe” bombing campaign in 2003. (Dianna Douglas/NPR)
Margaret Sullivan: The veteran host used a “truth sandwich” approach to counter the former president’s election lies. The idea is to avoid magnifying lies; and the technique is to surround false statements with established truths before and after, thus blunting the effect of what can amount to propaganda.
Donations to the public broadcaster went up sharply after the president said it was “a very good question” to ask why it still existed.
NPR Video Producer Kara Frame got involved with live digital reporting when Facebook first launched its live video capabilities in 2016. Just a couple of years later, Facebook reported that one in five videos were shot and shared live by the platform’s millions of daily users. Frame talks about lessons learned for NPR’s launch of live digital video including the tools her and the video team used to create high-quality segments and news stories with DSLR cameras.
The reporter and analyst at ABC News and NPR was 75. Roberts worked in radio and at CBS News and PBS before joining ABC News in 1988. (Credit: JohnStaleyPhoto.com)
Podcasts have been a “huge return on investment for us and a major growth engine for our business,” says NPR CFO Deborah Cowan.
A judge ruled Wednesday that an investment adviser and former Fox Business commentator who sued NPR over stories about his role in funding a private investigator to probe the death of former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich can go forward.
National Public Radio has adopted a series of measures to improve its workplace culture, following an independent investigation into sex harassment issues stemming from the ouster of a top executive. […]
A coalition of top public broadcast organizations formally withdrew a recommendation Friday that the FCC ease equal employment opportunity requirements for public stations. America’s Public Television Stations, NPR, CPB and PBS jointly recommended the review in a joint response to the commission’s request for comments on its agenda to modernize media regulations. After supporters of the EEO rules objected last week, the organizations formally withdrew it.