CPB http://michiganradio.org en NPR CEO Vivian Schiller out http://michiganradio.org/post/npr-ceo-vivian-schiller-out <p><strong>Update 10:53 a.m.</strong></p><p>The second hour of the <a href="http://thedianerehmshow.org/">Diane Rehm Show</a> will focus on what the departure of NPR&#39;s CEO Vivian Schiller will mean for the network, and federal funding for public broadcasting.</p><p>The program starts at 11 a.m. on <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/">Michigan Radio</a>.</p><p><strong>10:29 a.m.</strong></p><p>This news came from the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/">NPR&#39;s news blog</a> this morning:</p><blockquote><p>NPR President and CEO <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/99152497/vivian-schiller" target="_blank">Vivian Schiller</a> has resigned, NPR just announced.</p><p>This follows <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/03/09/134387775/update-latest-on-aftermath-of-npr-execs-comments" target="_blank">yesterday&#39;s news</a> that then-NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller (no relation) was videotaped 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&#39;Keefe on a &quot;sting.&quot;)</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/about/aboutnpr/people/board.html">NPR&#39;s Board of Directors</a> is responsible for the governance of NPR. Chairman Dave Edwards released a statement to staff and member stations. In the statement, Edwards said Schiller resigned:</p><blockquote class="edTag"><p>It is with deep regret that I tell you that the NPR Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Vivian Schiller as President and CEO of NPR, effective immediately.</p><p>The Board accepted her resignation with understanding, genuine regret, and great respect for her leadership of NPR these past two years.</p></blockquote><p>But NPR&#39;s media reporter, David Folkenflik, says that&#39;s not the case. This from <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/03/09/134389342/vivian-schiller-ceo-of-npr-steps-down?ft=1&amp;f=1001&amp;utm_source=twitterfeed&amp;utm_medium=twitter&amp;utm_campaign=NPR-PR">NPR news</a>:</p><blockquote><p>NPR&#39;s David Folkenflik talks with Renee Montagne about the latest developments, saying CEO Vivian Schiller was ousted in the wake of the controversy over News Analyst Juan Williams&#39; firing last year and gaffes by an NPR fundraiser that came to light Tuesday in a secret video.</p></blockquote><p>Folkenflik said the latest development, the secret filming of a top NPR fundraiser making disparaging remarks about conservatives, was the last straw for NPR&#39;s Board.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/03/09/134389342/vivian-schiller-ceo-of-npr-steps-down">You can hear the interview with Folkenflik here</a>. Wed, 09 Mar 2011 15:53:57 +0000 Mark Brush 1561 at http://michiganradio.org NPR CEO Vivian Schiller out NPR's Ellen Weiss resigns after Juan Williams review http://michiganradio.org/post/nprs-ellen-weiss-resigns-after-juan-williams-review <p>National Public Radio released <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/01/06/132708700/review-of-juan-wiliams-firing-completed-npr-senior-vp-for-news-resigns">two statements</a> this afternoon.</p><p>One statement is about the independent review of the firing of NPR news analyst Juan Williams (<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/juan-williams-exclusive-nprs-firing-vindictive-antagonistic-personal/story?id=11945883">ABC News</a> did an interview with Williams after he was terminated).</p><p>The other is about the resignation of NPR's Senior Vice President for News, Ellen Weiss.</p><p>The two appear to be linked. Weiss was the NPR staffer who fired Juan Williams over the phone. Thu, 06 Jan 2011 19:39:54 +0000 Mark Brush 777 at http://michiganradio.org NPR's Ellen Weiss resigns after Juan Williams review