WIUM Tristates Public Radio

Shop Talk

Tri States Public Radio's weekly round table discussion of media related issues featuring News Director Rich Egger, WIU Broadcasting Professor Mike Murray and WIU Jounalism Professor Bill Knight.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss whether the rules of journalism need to altered because of the rapid changes brought about by digital platforms.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the perils for reporters who get too close to the people they’re covering.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the gender disparities that remain across all types of news media.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the ethics of altering images for news stories or dubbing in sound that was not collected at the scene.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss CNN’s decision to provide non-stop coverage of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss Illinois’ eavesdropping law, which was just declared unconstitutional by the Illinois Supreme Court.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the value of institutional memory in newsrooms.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the decision by several schools of journalism to change their names.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a proposal introduced in the Illinois legislature that would make it nearly impossible to obtain recordings of 911 calls.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the crucial role local reporters sometimes play in uncovering significant stories.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the problems plaguing local TV news.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss whether reading weather-related school closings and other cancellations on the radio still serves a purpose.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss two cases in which TV reporters tried to investigate security at local schools.

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.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss two cases of prominent TV journalists who were arrested for DUI and the different ways their stations handled the stories.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the White House’s decision to limit the amount of access photojournalists have to President Obama.

The Shop Talk panelists begin the new year by talking about new media.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a website that is seeking crowd-sourced funding for investigative reporting.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a change of heart by Newsweek magazine.

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

The Shop Talk panelists discuss how Twitter is changing the way news is gathered and disseminated.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss why a news report about same-sex marriage might include video of two men kissing.

The Shop Talk panelists criticize NBC News for paying to gain exclusive rights to stories.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a study by the Pew Research Center, which found younger Americans are barely increasing their news consumption as they grow older.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the case of a newspaper sports reporter in Massachusetts who was fired for including in his story a quote that made a couple local schools look bad.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss whether American journalists are doing a good job of reporting on the partial shutdown of the federal government.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the thinking that goes into the placement of stories on news media websites.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss research that found an increasing number of people feel journalists don’t contribute much to society’s well-being.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss surveys that show men run the vast majority of newsrooms in local radio and TV. The same is true of daily newspapers.

Macomb, IL – The panelists talk about the way the media in general covers the presidential nomination process.

A study by George Mason University found the number of stories about the primaries generally declined in recent decades on the evening network newscasts. It also found the vast majority of stories focus on the "horse race" rather than substantive issues.

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