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 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.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the sometimes difficult decisions that must be made when covering stories.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the problems with television viewership numbers as measured during so-called “sweeps” periods.

Same Job, Less Pay

May 27, 2014

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a survey that found women journalists earn 17% less than their male counterparts.

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