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Future of journalism series: Extended interview with David Folkenflik listen

08/22/11 Dawn Morgan
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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What will the future hold for journalism? WMNF's Dawn Morgan is exploring that question in a series of interviews. Part 1 is with David Folkenflik, who began his journalism career nearly two decades ago as a newspaper reporter. Since 2004, he has reported on the media for NPR. This is an extended version of the interview we played on air.

What is it like to report on your own ...

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Rupert Murdoch pied during hearing in UK listen

07/19/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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During today’s hearing into the phone hacking scandal in the UK, a protester hit Rupert Murdoch in the face with a fake pie, presumably made of shaving cream.

A man in a plaid shirt ran toward Rupert Murdoch before being struck by his wife, Wendi Deng. He was detained by police.

On Twitter, the man was identified as activist and comedian Jonnie Marbles, who is associated with the UK Uncut movement.

After a brief recess, the testimony of James and Rupert Murdoch resumed in a courtr...

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Media diversity groups win court hearing against FCC's ownership diversity rules listen

07/07/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today a federal appeals court has rejected government rules that allow media companies to own both a television station and newspaper in the same market. In its decision in Prometheus Radio Project versus the Federal Communications Commission, a circuit court of appeals Corie Wright is policy counsel of the media reform group Free Press.

One exception to the prohibition on media c...

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South Florida Society of Professional Journalists' Sunshine State awards draws attention to connection between new and traditional media listen

06/09/11 Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Changing technology and a bad economy have led to newsroom layoffs, and sent waves of uncertainty throughout the journalism industry.

A direct result can be seen this month as the South Florida Society of Professional Journalists holds an awards contest honoring journalists, bloggers and those in between.

Robert Steele is Director of The Prindle Institute for Ethics and a distinguished professor of journalism ethics at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.

He also serves as th...

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Roger Ailes and the Fox News Republican machine

06/01/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today an interview with Tim Dickinson, author of a new article in Rolling Stone Magazine on Roger Ailes and Fox News entitled: "How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory".

Dickinson writes:

"The key to decoding Fox News isn't Bill O'Reilly or Sean Hannity. It isn't even News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch. To understand what drives Fox News, and what its true purpose is, you must first un...

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Rick Scott signs Florida budget, slashes $600 million in line-item vetoes listen

05/26/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Republican Governor Rick Scott signed the state budget today. Florida lawmakers had cut nearly $4 billion from the budget for next fiscal year. But today in a private Republican Party of Florida event at The Villages, Scott announced he had vetoed $615 million in line items.

"There were 3,036 line items in the budget. 3,036. I know this because I looked at every single line item in the budget, and it took quite a ...

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Sex Scandal Coverage, Medicare Privatization and Open Phones

05/23/11 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to the Last call. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up Danny Schechter, one time news director at WBCN-FM in Boston and former staffer at ABC News. He recently wrote an op-ed about the recent widely publicized sex-scandals in which he said:

"My colleague Mike Whitney asks: "So, what are the chances that Strauss-Kahn will get a fair trial now that he's been blasted as a serial sex offender in about 3,000 articles and in all the televised news reports?

"Do you remember any ...

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What happened in the just concluded Florida Legislative session?

05/12/11 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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St. Petersburg Times Tallahassee reporter Janet Zink discusses the just concluded Florida 2011 Legislative session, specifically the chaos that ensued on the last night of the session.

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Cuban Five advocates say trial journalists moonlighted as pro-US propagandists listen

05/09/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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For thirteen years members of the group known as the Cuban five have been in prison in the US. They were convicted on charges including espionage and conspiracy to commit murder after the Cuban military shot down two US planes in 1996. They were living in Florida at the time, and had allegedly infiltrated a network of anti-Castro Cuban exiles. A group that’s been fighting for the Cuban Five’s release says propaganda impeded their right to a fair trial.

The trial took place in Miami, wh...

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Last Call with Wayne Garcia

04/21/11 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Former Creative Loafing columnist and political consultant Wayne Garcia talks about media and politics.

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