• NPR’s Michele Norris will take leave from her job hosting “All Things Considered” through the presidential election — to avoid an ethical conflict due to her husband’s job with the Obama campaign. Broderick Johnson just got hired as a senior advisor for the 2012 race, Norris announced Monday. She said she’ll shift to reporting and producing projects not related to election coverage.
It’s not the first time a spouse’s political job has posed a conflict for a journalist. Last month, columnist Connie Schultz resigned from the Cleveland Plain Dealer because of the “target on her back,” she said, that came with being married to Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown (D). (Maria Shriver and Gail Huff are among other jouranlists whose marriages prompted them to shift duties.)
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