News & Public Affairs05/28/08 SeÃ¡n Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday Listen to this entire show:
The liberal online activist group MoveOn.org has released a new television ad and quiz drawing comparisons between the policies of President George W. Bush and presumptive Republican nominee John McCain. Today, in over 300 locations across the country, MoveOn volunteers invited voters to take the quiz, called the âBush-McCain Challenge.â
JoEllen Schilke hosts the program "Art In Your Ear" on Friday afternoons on WMNF. She organized the Bush-McCain Challenge on the corner of Fifth and ...4 comments
04/18/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday Listen to this entire show:
More news of the newspaper industryâs financial crisis came yesterday, when the New York Times Co. and Media General, the parent of the Tampa Tribune, each reported a loss in the first quarter this year amid decreasing declines in advertising revenue.
The Tribune Companyâs new chief executive, Sam Zell, said his company expects to post double-digit declines in print-ad revenue for the quarter as well.
Itâs this environment what led an analyst for Goldman Sachs to tell todayâ...Be the first to comment
04/17/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday Listen to this entire show:
Another film festival is taking place this weekend in Tampa. Among the films being screened at the the Ybor Festival of the Moving Image is a documentary examing the fragile condition of the American newspaper industry. Itâs called, Stop the Presses: The American Newspaper in Peril, and is co-directed and produced by Tampa native Manny Mendoza.
The film will be shown Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hillsborough Community College Performing Arts Building in Ybor ...Be the first to comment
03/24/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday Listen to this entire show:
For more than a week, national cable and broadcast news outlets played video snippets of remarks by Barack Obamaâs pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, leading to a drop of support for Obama in some national and regional polls.
Eric Deggans, the media critic for the St. Petersburg Times, writes on his blog that after observing longer video passages of some of Wrightâs speeches, reporters are absolutely not giving full context to this story.
Deggans acknowledges that the imagery of a...Be the first to comment