Shop Talk

Shop Talk – December 18
11:39 am
Tue December 18, 2012

TV Stations Localizing Packaged Material

The panelists discuss a Washington Post article about how local TV stations across the country end up broadcasting the identical story.

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Shop Talk – December 11
2:15 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Using Drones to Cover News

The panelists discuss whether media organizations should start using drones in their reporting, especially of breaking news.

Vince Duffy, Chairman of the Radio Television Digital News Association, writes about drones in a recent column. He pointed out it is much cheaper to buy a drone than pay for a helicopter and pilot. The tool is already being used by some news organizations.

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Shop Talk – December 4
10:23 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Recording Police in Public

The panelists discuss a US Supreme Court ruling on whether people can record Illinois police officers performing their duties in public.

The AP reports the high court went along with a lower court ruling that found the state’s anti-eavesdropping law violates free speech rights when used against people who make audio recordings of law enforcement officers.

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Shop Talk – November 27
11:20 am
Tue November 27, 2012

A Profitable(!) New Model for Journalism

The panelists talk about the future of journalism, focusing on one particular start up that has enjoyed some success.

An article in Columbia Journalism Review labels This Land Press as “…perhaps the best for-profit local journalism startup in the country…” The article said This Land is on pace to turn a profit by next spring, just a couple years after it started.

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Shop Talk – November 20
11:01 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Journalists vs Spin Doctors

The panelists talk about the challenges journalists face when so many public relations specialists are working to put their own spin on events.

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