The Pew Research Center has released its annual report on the news media. It looks at website usage, TV news ratings, podcast listening, newspaper ad revenue, and more.

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Macomb residents might soon have another option when choosing a cable provider.

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Last month, a progressive actor equally at ease playing a ne’er-do-well gambler, private eye or astronaut died: James Garner. The best among favorite actors, he still lives on old black-and-white western reruns.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the problems with television viewership numbers as measured during so-called “sweeps” periods.

Media Jobs = Low Pay

Mar 5, 2013

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a recent item on the Forbes website that lists reporters and announcers among the 13 surprisingly low-paid jobs.

The magazine used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It found the mean annual income for reporters and correspondents is $43,640. The bottom 10% make $20,000.

The mean annual income for radio and television announcers is $40,510. The bottom 10% make $17,150.