Shop Talk

Shop Talk – August 20
12:50 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Journalists Held in Low Esteem

The Shop Talk panelists discuss research that found an increasing number of people feel journalists don’t contribute much to society’s well-being.

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Shop Talk - July 16
11:56 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Men in Charge in Newsrooms

The Shop Talk panelists discuss surveys that show men run the vast majority of newsrooms in local radio and TV. The same is true of daily newspapers.

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Shop Talk
12:52 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Shop Talk - January 17

Macomb, IL – The panelists talk about the way the media in general covers the presidential nomination process.

A study by George Mason University found the number of stories about the primaries generally declined in recent decades on the evening network newscasts. It also found the vast majority of stories focus on the "horse race" rather than substantive issues.

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Shop Talk
1:42 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Shop Talk - January 10

Macomb, IL – The panelists talk about recent attempts to stifle coverage of potentially significant events.

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Shop Talk
4:02 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Shop Talk - January 3

Macomb, IL – The panelists discuss why some political candidates try to avoid the media.

An article in American Journalism Review takes Mitt Romney to task for his strategy of conducting few media interviews through much of the campaign (though he has granted more in the past month). The article points out Barack Obama chose in 2008 to avoid questions from Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times.

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