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OPERA HOST MAY BE FIRED FOR ORCHESTRATING D.C. PROTEST

October 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

National Public Radio, which has frequently found itself the object of attack by conservatives who claim that it is a soapbox for liberal opinion, is weighing what to do about the host of its NPR World of Opera, who is also the spokeswoman for the “Occupy D.C.” movement. Lisa Simeone, the host/spokeswoman, is a contract […]

CABLE NEWS CHANNELS MORE POPULAR ONLINE THAN NEWSPAPERS

May 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The websites of each of the major cable news channels draw more traffic than those of any newspaper — with CNN topping the field, National Public Radio (NPR) media correspondent David Folkenflik observed on Tuesday. CNN.com averages 8.5 million unique U.S. visitors each day, Folkenflik noted, citing figures from audience measurement company ComScore. MSNBC.com was […]

SHAKEUP AT NPR IN WAKE OF ANALYST’S FIRING

January 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

National Public Radio admitted on Thursday that it had mishandled the termination of analyst Juan Williams and said that the executive who fired him has resigned. Williams was axed after appearing on a Fox News program during which he remarked that when he sees someone in “Muslim garb” on an airplane, “I get worried. I […]

IS A TABLOID TALE FIT FOR PUBLIC RADIO?

July 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

National Public Radio’s ombudsman has agreed with listeners who complained that a recent All Things Considered feature about Mel Gibson was ill-considered. The ombudsman, Alicia C. Shepard, noted that the complaints had little to do with the recordings of Gibson, unearthed by RadarOnline, spewing obscenities at his onetime girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, but everything to do […]