Juan Williams’ deal at Fox News is a $2 million, three-year contract, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
The deal will also require him to write a column for the cable-network’s Website, the article notes.
Williams’ firing by NPR and hiring by Fox News this week represents the conflict between the two types of journalism competing for Americans’ attention, according to Brian Stelter in the New York Times. Williams was terminated by NPR after saying he worried when he saw people in "Muslim garb" waiting to get on an airplane, which NPR called "inconsistent with our editorial standards."
Stelter writes, "By renewing Mr. Williams’s contract, Fox News showed its preference for point-of-view — rather than the view-from-nowhere — polemics. And it gave Fox news anchors and commentators an opportunity to jab NPR, the public radio organization that had long been a target of conservatives for what they perceived to be a liberal bias."