UPDATE: Text of the speech is online here.
NPR President Vivian Schiller’s speech to the National Press Club is being live-streamed here starting at 1 p.m. Eastern today (March 7). From the Press Club’s release: “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.”