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 the idea of traveling to and reporting from a war zone when you have no affiliation with a network or newspaper or other established media organization.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the hiring of female co-anchors for the PBS NewsHour, and why more women are not given a shot at such positions.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the thinking that goes into the placement of stories on news media websites.

ESPN, PBS, and the NFL

Sep 3, 2013

The Shop Talk panelists discuss why ESPN decided to withdraw from a project it was working on with PBS.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a couple issues: hyperlocal news and the new Al Jazeera America network.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss research that found an increasing number of people feel journalists don’t contribute much to society’s well-being.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a Poynter NewsU survey about journalism education.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a businessman’s decision to start a second newspaper in Long Beach, CA, at a time when the industry is struggling.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the career of Helen Thomas, who died this month at the age of 92.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the uproar over the photo of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss surveys that show men run the vast majority of newsrooms in local radio and TV. The same is true of daily newspapers.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the layoff of a 29-year veteran of the Peoria Journal Star and the response from some of his colleagues.

Ruing the Loss of TOTN

Jul 2, 2013

The Shop Talk panelists discuss Talk of the Nation, the long-running NPR talk show that aired for the final time last week.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the idea of creating a secrecy beat to try ensuring government remains transparent.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the challenges facing the PBS NewsHour, which has seen its funding support drop and last week made numerous staff cuts.

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