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February 24, 2012 Kinsey Wilson, an NPR senior vice president and general manager of NPR Digital Media, is becoming executive vice president and chief content officer. Margaret Low Smith, who has been acting senior vice president for news, is continuing in that role.
NPR's Board of Directors accepted Vivian Schiller's resignation.
March 9, 2011 Her departure follows inflammatory remarks by NPR's chief fundraiser and last fall's controversial dismissal of news analyst Juan Williams.
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January 6, 2011 The dismissal of news analyst Williams sparked controversy. NPR said he had violated the organization's standards with comments about Muslims. He said he was fired because "I appear on Fox."
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December 14, 2010 NPR's controversial dismissal of the news analyst in October became a national story. His first book is due to focus on free speech and the "difficulty in America of speaking out on sensitive topics," the publisher says.
November 18, 2010 The House GOP's effort was a response to the controversy over the ending of former NPR analyst Juan Williams' contract.
October 26, 2010 In 1995, the NPR legal correspondent said then-Sen. Jesse Helms might want to rethink his position on AIDS research "because if there's retributive justice, he'll get AIDS." Critics say that's worse than what led to NPR's firing of Juan Williams.
October 25, 2010 Vivian Schiller says that parting ways with the news analyst was the right thing to do, but that "the process that followed the decision was unfortunate -- including not meeting with Juan in person."
October 22, 2010 Media and political analysts interviewed on All Things Considered agree: NPR acted hastily when it terminated the news analyst's contract following his comments on Fox News about Muslims.
October 21, 2010 After a decade with NPR, the network terminated news analyst Juan Williams for comments made on Fox News. Williams' controversial comments on Fox were not an isolated incident, but NPR owed him a chance to explain himself.
Juan Williams on Fox News earlier today.
October 21, 2010 The news analyst's contract with the network was terminated after he made comments about Muslims that news executives felt didn't live up to the network's standards. He says he was fired for telling the truth.
October 21, 2010 When he said on Fox News Channel that he gets nervous when he sees people in "Muslim garb" at airports, the analyst violated NPR standards, Vivian Schiller added. And: "this isn't the first time we've had serious concerns" about his comments.
Juan Williams, Oct. 21, 2010, on Fox News.
October 21, 2010 The news analyst said on Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor that when he's on a plane, people in "Muslim garb" make him nervous. NPR says the comments "were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices."
March 26, 2010 Republicans occassionally like to irritate Democrats by calling them members of the Democrat Party when the official name is the Democratic Party. NPR's policy is to call a party what it calls itself. But the policy isn't always followed by NPR st...
October 29, 2009 The National Association of Black Journalists has attacked NPR's commitment to diversity and NPR has responded by going public --for the first time --with the composition of its 754-member staff.
February 11, 2009 Juan Williams.
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