mediageek 10-7-05 podcast:The Decline of Commercial Broadcast Journalism and the Rise of PR

John Anderson and Laura Miller join Paul in the studio to talk about the state of journalism in the electronic media. Prior to becoming producer of Free Press’ Media Minutes, John worked in commercial radio news — his last job was morning anchor for the Wisconsin Radio Network. John talks about how he watched radio news get defunded and shrunk under the pressure of consolidation. Laura is the editor of investigative journal PR Watch, published by the Center for Media and Democracy. She talks about how the decline of electronic journalism provided an opportunity for corporations to pass off their own propaganda as news.


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