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What NPR’s Juan Williams Blunder Can Teach News Organizations

by Matthew L. Schafer On Thursday, NPR released the conclusion of a team of lawyers who examined the firing of senior news analyst Juan Williams.  Williams was fired by Ellen Weiss, NPR’s senior vice president of news, by telephone after … Continue reading

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My View: Public Media Is More Important than Political Platitudes

by Matthew L. Schafer A little known bill,  introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO] this summer is being revitalized by NPR’s firing of news analyst Juan Williams.  Despite some conservatives’ new found resolution to cut public media funding, the idea … Continue reading

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NPR Drops Williams, Right Wing Calls Foul

by Matthew L. Schafer On Wednesday, NPR terminated the contract of Juan Williams, a long time news analyst for the station, after Williams made remarks about his anxieties when seeing Muslims in airports. In a statement, NPR wrote that Williams’ … Continue reading

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