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SWING-STATE TV STATIONS CLEANING UP

September 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This is a great year to be running a radio or TV station in a so-called second-tier market in a swing state. “I’ve been someone who always sort of pooh-poohs ‘This is the record year,’” Kantar Media researcher Ken Goldstein told NPR News. “But this really is a year when there is such focus on […]

NPR HAS IT BOTH WAYS IN CASE OF ACTIVIST OPERA HOST

October 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

While NPR on Friday issued an ambiguous statement at first saying that public radio station WDAV, which produces its NPR World of Opera, “is solely responsible for the decision making around [show host] Lisa [Simeone’s] participation in Occupy DC,” it later announced that it would no longer distribute the show. “She’s a public person who […]

UPDATE: NPR OPERA HOST WILL NOT LOSE HER JOB

October 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lisa Simeone will not lose her job as the host of NPR World of Opera for acting as spokeswoman for the Washington DC anti-Wall Street protesters, her employer, WDAV, located in Davidson, NC, near Charlotte, said on Thursday. “Ms. Simeone’s activities outside of this job are not in violation of any of WDAV’s employee codes […]

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 […]

CNN ANCHOR REVEALS HE’S GAY

May 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a new book titled Transparent, CNN weekend anchor Don Lemon has revealed that he is gay, and in interviews promoting the book, he has expressed concern that his disclosure may cost him his job. In an interview with NPR’s David Folkenflik, Lemon said, “My livelihood is on the line. … I don’t know if […]

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 […]

PALIN’S ATTACK ON NEA DRAWS LITTLE RESPONSE

March 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Sarah Palin’s call last week for defunding the National Endowment for the Arts has remarkably drawn little response from supporters of the agency. Appearing on Fox News’s Hannity, Palin described NPR, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities as “frivolous things that government shouldn’t be in the business of […]

NPR REPORTERS “APPALLED” AT COMMENTS BY FORMER EXEC

March 11, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

NPR journalists have signed an open letter distancing themselves from the remarks made by the public radio network’s former executive Ron Schiller during a hidden-camera sting operation conducted by conservative activist James O’Keefe. The journalists, all of them familiar to listeners of Morning Edition and All Things Considered, said in the letter that they were […]

PBS WAS ALSO TARGET OF CONSERVATIVE STING: NYTIMES

March 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

NPR was not the only target of James O’Keefe, the conservative activist who secretly taped NPR fund-raising official Ron Schiller bashing the Tea Party as “racist, racist people.” The New York Times reported today (Thursday) that officials of PBS also were tricked into meeting with O’Keefe’s sidekicks who were posing as members of a group […]

STING BRINGS DOWN NPR HEAD

March 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

NPR CEO Vivian Schiller resigned today (Wednesdy), one day after a secretly recorded video of the president of NPR came to light in which he attacked Tea Party conservatives as “gun-toting … scary … racist people.” The hidden-camera footage was taken by conservative activist James O’Keefe, whose similar sting of the political-action group ACORN effectively […]

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