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 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.

The Shop Talk panelists talk about politicians who are using YouTube and social media to make announcements rather than holding news conferences.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the Chicago Sun Times’ decision to lay off all 28 of its fulltime photographers.

One day later, reporters received a memo about a training program for using their phones to take photos in the field.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the struggles endured in the past year by The Times-Picayune of New Orleans.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the US Justice Department’s seizure of phone records from the Associated Press.  The Obama administration claimed it was a matter of national security.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the compensation for top executives of major media companies.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a column by RTDNA Chairman Vincent Duffy, who said he is worried about the future of commercial radio news for three reasons:

The panelists discuss the changes coming to the two largest newspapers in Lee County.

Mississippi Valley Media says the Daily Gate City and the Daily Democrat will publish four days per week. A shopper-style paper with news mixed in will be published the fifth day. The changes go into effect May 6.

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