Today’s massive layoffs at National Public Radio is Hollywood correspondent Kim Masters who has specialized in the entertainment biz for Morning Edition and All Things Considered since 2003.
Editor-in-Chief Nikki Finke - tip her here.
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That is surprising. I read they have a $25 million shortfall. NPR has been living with the free model for a while (in contrast to other outlets more recently hit with the “everything should be free” mindset of the Internet) and rely on a different form of ads and fees from stations. I hope she gets picked up by someone else quickly. Thankfully, This American Life appears to have survived.
Not to split hairs but This American Life is produced/funded out of the NPR affiliate in Chicago.
Yes, and NPR (per a Pcifica report) is now taking underwriting money from Homeland Security with a tag about a great new data base that lets employers check whether a prospective employee is in the US legally. At least when Frank Mankiewicz ran up the NPR dept it was in service of informing, rather than informing on, the public.
Andrew – I noticed that after my post. My recollection (perhaps faulty) of Ira Glass’s mention of NPR on his program was stuck in my head. Thanks
This is a shame, as I think Kim Masters has added a lot of depth to NPR’s entertainment business reporting. it always struck me as one of NPR’s smartest hires. I’ll look forward to reading/listening to her wherever her reporting turns up next.
Gee…what a shame. Re-read where she worked, and then say “NPR” again, and try and figure out why she’s out of a job. The MSM is dying on all fronts, because they made the conscious choice these past eight years to move even farther to the left than they already were. And now they’re busted.
Good riddence; now let’s hope NPR goes under altogether — I’m tired of my tax dollars funding a left-wing propaganda machine. Give it all to Homeland Security, so we get those illegals out that Santayana is so concerned about (…until one of them takes your kid’s job).
But Paul, you’ll have to spend an awful lot of your cash to get your house cleaned!
Isn’t it ironic that the Democrats’seem to be hell bent on resurrecting the, ahem, ‘fairness doctrine’ to reign-in the advertiser supported conservative talk radio hosts. Yet they seem to be ambivalent when it comes to their own left wing darlings, NPR and PBS which are at least partially funded by taxpayer dollars. Where is the ‘fairness’ in that? If NPR and PBS cannot sustain an audience that will attract advertisers, then both should be removed from life support. It is time to end taxpayer funding of both NPR and PBS.
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