WIUM Tristates Public Radio

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 Jonathan Ahl, General Manager for TSPR.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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