Vivian Schiller

Vivian Luisa Schiller (born September 13, 1961) is the former president and CEO of National Public Radio, and is currently head of news and journalism partnerships at Twitter. She was formerly senior vice president and chief digital officer for NBC News, including oversight of NBCNews.com.
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  • Public radio’s complicated digital journey

    … transit system, for example, could follow a NPR segment about fears of a recession in Russia. (NPR taps users’ locations to determine which local stations serve them.) “The goal behind the app has always been to create a blended local-national experience,” said Loren Mayor, NPR’s chief operating officer. “If we keep the stations at the forefront…

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  • Platforms court journalists, but will the romance last?

    … Schiller, the former NPR chief executive, who left in October as head of news at Twitter, and Mark Coatney, Tumblr’s evangelist for media companies. Clashes between the cultures of the tech and news aren’t limited to platforms. When First Look, the journalism startup of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, lost muckraking journalist Matt Taibbi, First…

    Lucia Moses/ Digidayin Social- 15 readers -
  • Twitter’s Head of News Quits (After Less Than a Year)

    … Vivian Schiller, Twitter’s inaugural news chief, has stepped down from her role at the company after less than 12 months on the job. Ms Schiller made her announcement – where else – on Twitter, and the news follows an ongoing reshuffle at the company which has led to the departure of several key personnel. “Stepping down from Twitter so new…

    Shea Bennett/ AllTwitterin Twitter- 2 readers -
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