NPR's official Twitter feeds have gone silent. The news organization cites the social media platform's decision to question NPR's editorial independence through a series of inaccurate labels.
NPR must lay off 10% of its workforce to address an advertising shortfall of about $30 million, CEO John Lansing says. Lansing says marketers are nervous about the economy.
NPR is freezing hiring and tightening its belt in other ways in anticipation of a $20 million shortfall in financial sponsorships this fiscal year.
Nancy Barnes, NPR's newsroom leader, announced her forthcoming departure as the network moves to create a new executive to oversee both the news and programming divisions.
Half a dozen top executives at the U.S. Agency for Global Media were ousted this week, the latest in a shake-up that started with the arrival of a conservative filmmaker as the agency's new chief.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the public broadcaster lost about a quarter of its radio audience in the second quarter of 2020, compared with a year earlier. Even so, digital audiences surged.