News Organizations Telling Staffers: No Stewart & Colbert Rallies
"NPR journalists may not participate in marches and rallies involving causes or issues that NPR covers, nor should they sign petitions or otherwise lend their name to such causes, or contribute money to them. This restriction applies to the upcoming Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert rallies," Senior Vice President for News Ellen Weiss said in a memo to employees Wednesday morning.
NPR isn't alone. A survey of other news organizations reveals that most organizations prohibit employees from participating in rallies, and most are applying those restrictions to the Stewart and Colbert rallies.