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PBS Newshour's spotlight city tour rolls into St Petersburg to focus on the changing media landscape listen

04/13/10 Tom Baur
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Newspapers are laying-off reporters. More people are going online to find their news. WMNF’s Tom Baur reports from St Petersburg where a panel of experts discussed “The Changing Media Landscape.”

As part of a five city two year national tour PBS Newshour hosted a forum today at the Poynter Institute for Interactive Media in St Petersburg. Their news anchor Gwen Ifill moderated a panel of local media newsmakers co-hosted by [WEDU](www.w...

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Helen Thomas asks: "Why more war?" listen

02/18/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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For fifty years Helen Thomas has reported on more U.S. presidents than any living journalist. She is famous for her phrase, “Thank you Mr. President,” which she has said at the end of White House press conferences.

Last night, Helen Thomas visited Orlando to promote her new book, *“Listen Up, Mr. President: Everything You Always Wanted Your President to know and do.”* she spoke to a crowd of more than 50 people at Valencia Community College.


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Students pursue journalism at FSPA conference listen

04/17/09 Arielle Stevenson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Many professionals in journalism are feeling the crunch of the weakened economy as well as the shift to producing more online content.

Longtime employees of the Tampa Tribune and St. Petersburg Times are opting for early retirement packages. In February, Colorado’s oldest newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News closed after 150 years in business.

But this weekend in Tampa, more than 800 high school students attended the Florida Scholastic Press Association’s State Conference to ...

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Cultural critic Lee Siegel blasts "The Machine"

02/22/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Cultural Critic Lee Siegel has been called by the New York Times Magazine as one of the most "eloquent and acid-tongued critics in the country."

But in 2006, Siegel was suspended by the New Republic magazine for using a pseudonym to respond to critics on the magazine’s website.

After being denounced by the mainstream media, he was given the opportunity write a book on Web culture, a subject he says he always wanted to write about.

In the first of a two-part interview, WMNF ...

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