hyperlocal http://tspr.org en Hyperlocal and Al Jazeera http://tspr.org/post/hyperlocal-and-al-jazeera <p>The Shop Talk panelists discuss a couple issues: hyperlocal news and the new Al Jazeera America network. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:57:03 +0000 Rich Egger 39598 at http://tspr.org Hyperlocal and Al Jazeera 30 Years of USA Today http://tspr.org/post/30-years-usa-today <p>The panelists talk about the past and future of USA Today, which recently marked its 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary.</p><p>Panelist Lisa Kernek points out the paper was widely scorned by journalists – but it was also widely imitated. USA Today influenced the industry by making papers more appealing visually and more reader-friendly.</p><p>Panelist Mike Murray said it was designed to appeal to the generations raised on television – its color photos and short stories made it a sort of newspaper version of a TV newscast.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 16:41:05 +0000 Rich Egger 22395 at http://tspr.org 30 Years of USA Today Finding a Niche for Local Radio Stations http://tspr.org/post/finding-niche-local-radio-stations <p>The panelists talk about the trend toward hyperlocal coverage for small radio stations.<br><br>An article in the Naperville Sun highlighted several stations in the Fox River Valley that have succeeded by focusing on their own specific community rather than trying to attract the larger audience that's possible in the Chicago area.&nbsp; Station personnel feel they know their listeners -- and their listeners know them.<br> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 19:55:11 +0000 Rich Egger 20355 at http://tspr.org Finding a Niche for Local Radio Stations