Shop Talk

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 – November 4
2:13 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Student Journalist Catches Flack for Doing His Job

Western Courier Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Stewart came under fire on social media for reporting on a car crash that killed three young adults.

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Shop Talk – October 28
1:24 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Newspaper Losing its Journalistic Integrity

The Chicago Sun-Times recently ran a story critical of Bruce Rauner, the Republican nominee for Illinois governor.  Sun-Times Springfield Bureau Chief Dave McKinney said he and others spent a month working on the story, which was cleared by the newspaper’s legal department.

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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 – October 14
12:52 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Comedian Asks Tougher Questions than Journalists

NBC reportedly made a serious pitch to comedian Jon Stewart to host Meet the Press, its long-running Sunday morning news interview program.

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Shop Talk – October 7
2:06 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Little Confidence in Mass Media Journalism

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a Gallup poll that shows trust in mass media reporting is at an all-time low.

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Shop Talk – September 30
12:33 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Obama Administration Puts Squeeze on Reporters

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the troubling trend of the White House trying to control the stories written by journalists.

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Shop Talk – September 23
11:26 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Politicians Trying to Control the Message

The panelists discuss the poor treatment student journalists sometimes receive from news makers, and how it’s symptomatic of a larger problem.

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Shop Talk – September 16
2:29 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Fake News Sites Designed to Deceive Voters

The Shop Talk panelists talk about political websites that are made to look like news sites.

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Shop Talk – September 9
1:18 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

The Dangerous Job of Reporting from Overseas

The Shop Talk panelists discuss why they think the job is becoming more dangerous for foreign correspondents.

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