Neal Morton: Seattle Times K-12 Reporter, School Finance, and Ed Lab Baller, Nevada Native and PNW Explorer
Sean Robinson: Pierce County Council, Government, Crime, Justice, Investigative Super-Sleuth Gumshoe Reporter
Sinclair Broadcasting is the number one owner of media and is shaping our perceptions. We are in a period of transition. The Internet is ascendant. Radio is full of awful conglomerates. Newspapers are struggling. Our story begins here.
5:00 Sean discusses reporting on crime. More lasting than other kinds of stories
6:00 Current State of Affairs in Media? How does it compare with other parts of the country?
8:30 Discussing the Mike Rosenberg Tweet: The Times cut 24 jobs. KOMO cut 10 jobs. NBC shut Seattle based breaking news. Seattle PI is down to 6 people.
12:00 How are reporters evaluated? How is your effectiveness as a journalist measured?
16:00 What is it about the Times that you do community engagement events all the time? Readers have a relationship with the paper.
24:00 A discussion of consolidation within US and local media.
37:00 Who are some talented up and coming newsroom persons of color?
40:00 What does the future look like for journalism students?
44:00 Comparing Teacher salaries versus Journalist Salaries.
49:00 How can we support local papers?
51:00 How do we get quality, credible news online without a paywall?
- Whose byline excites you?
- Give a letter grade to the national media.
- (Two part question)
- What is a story you wish you could cover (given infinite time and resources?)
- What is one book every listener should read?
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