Aspen Digital

Vivian Schiller

V.P. & Executive Director

Aspen Digital

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Vivian Schiller joined the Aspen Institute in January 2020 as Executive Director of Aspen Digital, which empowers policymakers, civic organizations, companies, and the public to be responsible stewards of technology and media in the service of an informed, just, and equitable world.

A longtime executive at the intersection of journalism, media and technology, Schiller has held executive roles at some of the most respected media organizations in the world. Those include: President and CEO of NPR; Global Chair of News at Twitter; General Manager of NYTimes.com; Chief Digital Officer of NBC News; Chief of the Discovery Times Channel, a joint venture of The New York Times and Discovery Communications; and Head of CNN documentary and long form divisions. Documentaries and series produced under her auspices earned multiple honors, including three Peabody Awards, four Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards, and dozens of Emmys.

Schiller is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; and a Director of the Scott Trust, which owns The Guardian.

Read Insights by Vivian

Launching the A.I. Elections Initiative

Launching the A.I. Elections Initiative

Rapid advancements mean voters face a likely future of compelling deepfakes, highly targeted fraudulent messages, and compounding cybersecurity threats.

Signposts for the Future of Local News

Signposts for the Future of Local News

The decline of local news is disturbing, but the prospects for emerging solutions are encouraging. This essay series helps newsrooms answer, “What now?”