New York Times on USAGM

NPR Selects Voice of America Boss as Its New Leader

September 6, 2019

John Lansing, who started his career as a teenage cameraman in Kentucky, will start his new job as chief of the public broadcaster in October. 

By Ben Sisario

New Scandals Rock Government’s Foreign Broadcasting Service

July 8, 2019

The United States Agency for Global Media is facing intensified scrutiny after two new cases raised questions about journalistic and financial management.

By Elizabeth Williamson

Troubled by Lapses, Government’s Voice to the World Braces for New Trump Management

December 8, 2018

The agency that oversees Voice of America and other government broadcasting has endured a series of recent scandals. Soon, a Trump appointee will take over.

By Elizabeth Williamson


Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Defends Itself

July 26, 2018

The broadcaster rejects a charge of engaging in propaganda.

U.S.-Funded Broadcaster Directed Ads to Americans

July 19, 2018

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is mostly restricted by law from promoting its content in the United States except on request.

By Kevin Roose

NBCUniversal Executive Is Denied Entry Into Russia

July 13, 2016

Jeff Shell, who oversees the company’s motion picture unit and is chairman of the federal agency that oversees Voice of America and Radio Free Europe, was detained and then sent away.

By Ron Nixon and Andrew E. Kramer