NPR grateful to Obama Administration for ‘vote of confidence’

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NPR CEO Vivian Schiller says the Obama Administration's budget proposal recognizes "the importance of public radio to the life of communities across the nation." || ABCNews.com: Republicans put NPR and PBS on the chopping block.

NPR release

NPR STATEMENT ON THE PRESIDENT’S FY 2012 BUDGET

February 14, 2011; Washington, DC – Public broadcasting received a vote of confidence today from the Obama Administration. The President's FY 2012 budget submission to Congress included $451 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) for the two year advance appropriation for FY 2014, an increase of $6 million over FY 2013 funding.

NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller said, "We are grateful to the Obama Administration for recognizing the importance of public radio to the life of communities across the nation. Every day, over 900 public radio stations present fact-based local, national and international news, as well as local arts, music and cultural programming that can’t be found anywhere else."

She concluded, "At a time when our country is confronting many difficult challenges, public broadcasting is providing an essential service by informing and educating 170 million Americans every month. This mission is more relevant than ever."

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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