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 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.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss an FAA ban on the use of drones by reporters.  Some journalists believe this is a First Amendment issue.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss whether Twitter followers belong to the reporter or the news outlet.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss how much oversight should be given to student newspapers and newscasts.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss whether the rules of journalism need to altered because of the rapid changes brought about by digital platforms.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the perils for reporters who get too close to the people they’re covering.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the gender disparities that remain across all types of news media.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the ethics of altering images for news stories or dubbing in sound that was not collected at the scene.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss CNN’s decision to provide non-stop coverage of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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

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