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 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.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss how Twitter is changing the way news is gathered and disseminated.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss why a news report about same-sex marriage might include video of two men kissing.

The Shop Talk panelists criticize NBC News for paying to gain exclusive rights to stories.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a study by the Pew Research Center, which found younger Americans are barely increasing their news consumption as they grow older.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the case of a newspaper sports reporter in Massachusetts who was fired for including in his story a quote that made a couple local schools look bad.

The Shop Talk panelists kick around the idea of defining who should be considered a journalist.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss PopularScience.com’s decision to no longer accept comments on news articles.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss whether American journalists are doing a good job of reporting on the partial shutdown of the federal government.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the case of Patch.com reporter Joe Hosey.

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.

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.

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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