In the uncertain world of journalism, NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller still sees a positive future for public media, and for radio in particular. Schiller, who previously headed the New York Times website, and led CNN's long-form programming efforts spoke at MPBN's annual Founders Reception following the MPBN Board of Trustees meeting.
Vivian Schiller took the helm at National Public Radio less than two years ago, and continues to push what she sees as the network's major mission -- to join with local member stations in an effort to help fill the information void left by the shrinking of newsrooms all over the country. To do that, Schiller says the public radio system must find new ways to keep its promise of providing universal access for its audience.
This talk was recorded on October 19, 2010 at the Black Point Inn in Scarborough as a part of MPBN's annual Founders Reception following the MPBN Board of Trustees meeting.