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NPR Taps Former “Sesame Street” Boss (No, Not Elmo) as Chief Executive

National Public Radio on Sunday tapped Gary Knell, the longtime CEO of Sesame Workshop, as its next chief executive.

Knell, who starts Dec. 1, fills a post formerly held by Vivian Schiller, who resigned in March.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald