Shop Talk – November 11
1:08 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Checking Somebody Else’s Mail to Get the Story

A young reporter was recently told to look in the mailbox of a home where news was happening to find out who lived there.

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Shop Talk – October 21
11:55 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Outlandish Fees Charged for Public Documents

Reporters who’ve asked to see public documents related to the police shooting in Ferguson, MO, are being asked to pay ridiculous amounts of money for the records.

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Shop Talk – August 26
1:12 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Meaningful Journalism vs Low Hanging Fruit

The Shop Talk panelists discuss why they think it’s wrong to impose story quotas in newsrooms.

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Shop Talk – February 19
4:55 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Blocking the Poor From the Field of Journalism

The Shop Talk panelists discuss whether journalism is a profession that’s becoming dominated by elites.

The conversation was sparked by an MSNBC piece: How lower-income Americans are shut out of journalism. The article points out how future success in journalism can depend on attending the right college and making the right connections.  Such opportunities are not always available to those from low income backgrounds.

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Shop Talk – October 30
10:42 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Turning Experts into Journalists

The panelists discuss an experiment at the University of Toronto to turn experts into journalists rather than journalists into experts.

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Best Majors for Journalists
11:56 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Shop Talk - July 10

The panelists talk about whether journalism is the best major for students who want to be reporters.

While it might seem obvious that a journalism degree would be best for a reporter, panelist Lisa Kernek points out a broad liberal arts education is required because reporters need to know about a lot of different things. She majored in history and found that provided a good background for being a journalist.

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