Shop Talk

Tri States Public Radio's weekly round table discussion of media related issues featuring News Director Rich Egger and fellow panelists Jasmine Crighton, News Coordinator for the Western Illinois University Department of Broadcasting, and Rich Moreno, adviser for the Western Courier.

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

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

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

The Shop Talk panelists discuss whether audiences still need local stations for getting national news from networks.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss why they think it’s wrong to impose story quotas in newsrooms.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss attempts to prevent reporters from covering the civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the challenges of teaching journalism at a time when the media landscape is rapidly changing.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the demise of NPR’s Tell Me More and whether it’s an indicator of the lack of diversity in media.

The Shop Talk panelists debate whether Twitter should be used simply as a “play-by-play” tool during live events.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss whether it’s okay for journalists to make extra money by serving as a paid spokesperson for products.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss an accurate yet misleading photo used by the PJ Star during this year’s state basketball playoffs.

Social Media Stupidity

Jul 8, 2014

The Shop Talk panelists discuss examples of bad judgment by reporters using social media.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss why audiences claim to desire serious news but usually seek out lighter fare.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the general quality of television news reporting.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a decision made by a student newspaper after a mass murder in its community.

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