Watch NPR president’s National Press Club speech

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[UPDATE: The text is now online.] Vivian Schiller‘s keynote speech at the National Press Club will be aired today at 1 p.m. ET on NPR’s YouTube channel, and on C-SPAN. The CEO will discuss how NPR is aggressively expanding its reporting, and launching new radio and digital initiatives. Details after the jump.


Press release

NPR PRESIDENT & CEO VIVIAN SCHILLER TO ADDRESS
CORE MISSION AND VISION FOR PUBLIC RADIO

TODAY AT NATIONAL PRESS CLUB, 1PM (ET)

Watch Live at C-SPAN, NPR’s YouTube Channel and NPC;
Full Remarks Available at 2:30PM at NPR Pressroom

WHO: NPR President & CEO Vivian Schiller, joined by colleagues in and outside of public media.

WHAT: As NPR celebrates its 40th anniversary, listening to public radio is at an all-time high and the audience for NPR’s digital services has sky-rocketed. In a keynote speech today at the National Press Club, Schiller will address the powerful journalism at the root of public radio’s mission – evident no more so than in recent weeks of continuous coverage from the Middle East – and NPR’s vision for the future.

Schiller will speak to how NPR and its member stations are meeting the dire need to provide all Americans with broad, free access to news and cultural programming by aggressively expanding reporting, launching new radio and digital initiatives – and growing audience as a result.

WHEN: TODAY, Monday, March 7, 2011
12:30PM (ET) (Program); 1:00-2:00PM (ET) (Speech and Q&A)

WHERE: National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

WATCH: The speech will be broadcast live at 1:00PM (ET) on C-SPAN, and streamed live at NPR’s YouTube channel – http://youtube.com/npr – and at http://npc.press.org

MEDIA: Media credentials are required at check in. Cameras may position in back of the ballroom and journalists may observe from press gallery on second level balcony. Contact mediarelations@npr.org or call 202.513.2300 with questions.

A copy of Schiller’s remarks will be available at approximately 2:30PM (ET) at the NPR Pressroom: www.npr.org/about/press

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