Posts tagged: journalism

mediageek 28 May 2009: Public Relations and the Crisis in Journalism

Public relations tactics have been used by major corporate polluters to “greenwash” their image and by the Pentagon to sell war policies to the American public. With the crisis in journalism will paid pundits and messages replace true reported stories? Diane Farsetta, senior researcher for the Center for Media and Democracy, joins to discuss this topic.

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mediageek 9 April 2009: Newspapers’ Troubles Making Copps Go Soft

Chicago recently earned the dubious distinction of having the parent companies both major newspapers and the largest alternative weekly declare bankruptcy. And Chicago is not alone in having troubles with its newspapers. It’s getting so bad that even ardent anti-consolidation acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps is showing signs of softening on cross-ownership. We explore this issue, and the FCC’s new National Broadband Plan.

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mediageek 2 April 2009: ChiTownDailyNews Tries a New Model for Local Journalism

Geoff Dougherty is the founding editor of ChiTownDailyNews, a locally-focused news website employing professional journalists working with over 100 volunteer reporters to cover Chicago news not reported in the major mainstream news outlets. On this edition of the radioshow Geoff tells us about the site and the reasons why it pursues a this model.

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mediageek 26 March 2009: Knight Drupal Initiative Funds Innovative Open Source Platforms for Online Journalism

The Knight Foundation’s Drupal Initiative awarded $480,000 to six different projects using the Drupal open source content management platform to develop innovative online applications for journalism. Jose Zamora, journalism program associate at the Knight Foundation, tells us more about the initiative.

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mediageek 26 February 2009: New Hope for LPFM & the Chicago Journalism Town Hall

Another year, another bill to restore LPFM is introduced into Congress. Only, this time, with GW Bush out of the White House and Democrats in charge of Congress, it looks like LPFM has a fighting chance. Also, we listen to excerpts from the Chicago Journalism Town Hall tackling head on the future of local news as the commercial papers stand on the brink of extinction.

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mediageek 12 February 2009: Jim Romenesko on the State of Journalism

Jim Romenesko is one of the original bloggers, writing his daily Media News site since the late 90s, offering up a must-visit for both media insiders and others interested in what goes on inside the sausage factory. On this edition Jim discusses why he writes the site and what he makes of the current downturn in print journalism.

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