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 discuss Illinois’ eavesdropping law, which was just declared unconstitutional by the Illinois Supreme Court.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the value of institutional memory in newsrooms.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the decision by several schools of journalism to change their names.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a proposal introduced in the Illinois legislature that would make it nearly impossible to obtain recordings of 911 calls.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the crucial role local reporters sometimes play in uncovering significant stories.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the problems plaguing local TV news.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss whether reading weather-related school closings and other cancellations on the radio still serves a purpose.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss two cases in which TV reporters tried to investigate security at local schools.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a case out of California in which an appellate court decided the hiring of a weather anchor is basically a casting decision.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss two cases of prominent TV journalists who were arrested for DUI and the different ways their stations handled the stories.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the White House’s decision to limit the amount of access photojournalists have to President Obama.

The Shop Talk panelists begin the new year by talking about new media.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a website that is seeking crowd-sourced funding for investigative reporting.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a change of heart by Newsweek magazine.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss whether it’s appropriate for a reporter to hug a news source.

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