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A look at the newspaper industry - Part I listen

04/17/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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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. It’s 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 Ci...

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Media critic's take on Obama controversy listen

03/24/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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For more than a week, national cable and broadcast news outlets played video snippets of remarks by Barack Obama’s 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 Wright’s speeches, reporters are absolutely not giving full context to this story.

Deggans acknowledges that the imagery of an an...

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