Feb 24, 2012 — Kinsey Wilson, an NPR senior vice president and general manager of NPR Digital Media, is becoming executive vice president and chief content officer. Margaret Low Smith, who has been acting senior vice president for news, is continuing in that role.
Mar 9, 2011 — Her departure follows inflammatory remarks by NPR's chief fundraiser and last fall's controversial dismissal of news analyst Juan Williams.
Jan 6, 2011 — The dismissal of news analyst Williams sparked controversy. NPR said he had violated the organization's standards with comments about Muslims. He said he was fired because "I appear on Fox."
Dec 14, 2010 — NPR's controversial dismissal of the news analyst in October became a national story. His first book is due to focus on free speech and the "difficulty in America of speaking out on sensitive topics," the publisher says.
Nov 18, 2010 — The House GOP's effort was a response to the controversy over the ending of former NPR analyst Juan Williams' contract.
Oct 26, 2010 — In 1995, the NPR legal correspondent said then-Sen. Jesse Helms might want to rethink his position on AIDS research "because if there's retributive justice, he'll get AIDS." Critics say that's worse than what led to NPR's firing of Juan Williams.
Oct 25, 2010 — Vivian Schiller says that parting ways with the news analyst was the right thing to do, but that "the process that followed the decision was unfortunate — including not meeting with Juan in person."
Oct 22, 2010 — Media and political analysts interviewed on All Things Considered agree: NPR acted hastily when it terminated the news analyst's contract following his comments on Fox News about Muslims.
Oct 21, 2010 — After a decade with NPR, the network terminated news analyst Juan Williams for comments made on Fox News. Williams' controversial comments on Fox were not an isolated incident, but NPR owed him a chance to explain himself.
Oct 21, 2010 — The news analyst's contract with the network was terminated after he made comments about Muslims that news executives felt didn't live up to the network's standards. He says he was fired for telling the truth.