NPR’s Schiller: endowed journalism works for us

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Slate media critic Jack Schafer lays out the case against proposals to save the Washington Post and the New York Times by converting them to nonprofit endowed journalism organizations, and NPR President Vivian Schiller joins the fray to point to NPR’s example. “We are the living, breathing prototype” of an endowed news organization that others are “imagining to be revolutionary,” she writes. “Shafer worries that an organization with an endowment and board means there’s no one to yell at. Fear not – we get yelled at just as much as every other news organization.”