Shop Talk

Shop Talk – March 5
6:06 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Media Jobs = Low Pay

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a recent item on the Forbes website that lists reporters and announcers among the 13 surprisingly low-paid jobs.

The magazine used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It found the mean annual income for reporters and correspondents is $43,640. The bottom 10% make $20,000.

The mean annual income for radio and television announcers is $40,510. The bottom 10% make $17,150.

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Shop Talk – February 26
12:10 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Digital vs Print

The Shop Talk panelists discuss an item from the Newsosaur blog titled Why Digital Natives Don’t Like Newspapers.

Panelist Lisa Kernek pointed out the younger generation prefers to travel lighter and they don’t want to be bogged down by large piles of newspapers or assets such as stacks of CDs.

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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 – February 12
11:35 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Nova & Drones

The Shop Talk panelists discuss complaints about a Nova special about drones that was underwritten by Lockheed Martin, which is a drone manufacturer.

Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) complained the situation violated PBS’s guidelines concerning sponsorship and conflicts of interest.

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Shop Talk – February 5
3:08 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Going Mobile for the News

The panelists talk about the report, “The Future of Mobile News,” which is the subject of an article on the Journalists Resource website.

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