Shop Talk – January 28
12:38 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

TV Anchors: Journalists or Actors?

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a case out of California in which an appellate court decided the hiring of a weather anchor is basically a casting decision.

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Shop Talk – December 3
1:29 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Giving Hugs to News Sources

The Shop Talk panelists discuss whether it’s appropriate for a reporter to hug a news source.

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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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Journalists Risk Their Lives
10:50 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Bill Knight - March 15

Bill Knight

Most journalists occasionally are confronted by angry newsmakers (usually powerful ones). Some journalists get threatening calls or emails, rude posted comments or letters to the editor, and that’s about it. But this week, as the seventh annual Sunshine Week is underway, it’s appropriate to also note that some journalists are killed for being part of the handful of human beings whose job – whose calling – is to run toward danger.

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