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2:29 am
Tue November 25, 2008

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November 25, 2008 – The panelists discuss how new media and new technology might be impacted by the Obama administration. The president-elect has already talked about creating a new administration position of chief technology officer. The panelists also discuss whether the federal government should get get involved with improving Internet access in rural areas, much as it did with expanding electric service to rural areas during the 1930s.

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11:41 am
Tue November 18, 2008

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November 18, 2008 – The panelists discuss whether audiences still turn to "old" media (such as newspapers and radio and television stations) for breaking news. That seemed to be the case on election night this year, but things could change in the years to come.

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11:58 am
Tue November 11, 2008

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November 11, 2008 – The panelists discuss whether newspapers should fact check comments made in letters to the editor. Some writers make wild claims in their letters. But with shrinking staff sizes, do newspapers have time to check everything sent in?

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12:52 am
Tue November 4, 2008

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November 4, 2008 – The panelists talk about a study of TV election coverage conducted by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. Some of the conclusions were expected, while others come as a bit of a surprise.

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3:36 am
Tue October 28, 2008

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October 28, 2008 – The panelists discuss a case involving the Alton Telegraph, which is resisting a demand by prosecutors that it identify five people who posted comments on the newspaper's website. Prosecutors say the information is needed for an investigation. The newspaper says people who post to its website are protected sources.

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