Media executive Vivian Schiller will deliver the keynote address at Washington and Lee University’s 61st Institute of Media Ethics on March 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. The address will be streamed live online.
Schiller will speak on “Ethics: From The Times to Twitter.” Her talk is free and open to the public. The institute is funded by the Knight Program in Journalism Ethics and is co-sponsored by W&L's Department of Journalism and Mass Communications.
As executive editor in residence at Weber Shandwick, Schiller works with Weber Shandwick and its clients to broaden thinking on media change and to inspire brands to innovate the way they engage audiences in the digital era.
Previously she was global chair of news at Twitter; senior vice president and chief digital officer for NBC News including oversight of the networks’ presence on the web, mobile, devices and social media; president and CEO of NPR; senior vice president and general manager of NYTimes.com and senior vice president and general manager of the Discovery Times Channel; and head of CNN Productions, where she led CNN's long-form programming efforts.
Schiller is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She sits on the boards of the College of the University of New York Journalism School; the Investigative News Network; Society for Science and the Public; and International Center for Journalism. She was the founding board chair for The News Literary Project.