Shop Talk

Shop Talk – November 13
3:11 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Post Election News Coverage

The panelists discuss news coverage of the results of the 2012 presidential election.

Much of the discussion centers around Republican consultant and Fox commentator Karl Rove’s insistence on election night that Fox was jumping the gun by declaring President Barack Obama had won Ohio and thus earned enough electoral votes to be re-elected.

The panelists credit Fox for sticking with its projections – which proved to be correct. Ultimately reporting won out over partisan spin.

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Shop Talk – November 6
11:39 am
Tue November 6, 2012

How Voters Followed the Presidential Campaign

The panelists talk about a study that found Americans used nearly every news platform available in the weeks before the November 6 election.

The study was done by the Pew Research Center.  It said the biggest gains came on the Internet – both to the websites of traditional news sources and those native to the web. Television was found to be the most useful source of campaign news.

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Shop Talk – October 30
10:42 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Turning Experts into Journalists

The panelists discuss an experiment at the University of Toronto to turn experts into journalists rather than journalists into experts.

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Shop Talk – October 23
12:04 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

An On-Line Only News Magazine

The Shop Talk panelists discuss Newsweek’s decision to publish its final print edition on December 31. After that the weekly magazine will be available only in digital formats.

The magazine was first published 80 years ago. Reuters reports the digital version will be called Newsweek Global. There will be a single, worldwide version.  

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Shop Talk – October 16
11:01 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Linking Ads With News Stories

The panelists discuss whether public radio underwriters should be allowed to have their spots linked to particular stories and other news projects.

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