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Poynter Institute hosts Tedx event on the future of journalism listen

06/07/13 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The future of journalism was the theme of a version of the popular online Ted Talks series Friday at the Poynter Institute in downtown St. Petersburg. A crowd of mostly media insiders listened to topics ranging from copyright issues and viral media to fact checking and the role of new media.

Poynter is borrowing a style of engagement from the popular Ted Talks that focus on new ideas in varied industries including technology. The Poynter Inst...

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Howard Troxler on Media

05/22/13 Warren Elly
Last Call Wednesday
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In Wednesday's edition of Last Call, Warren Elly discusses the fall of the journalism industry with guest Howard Troxler, a political columnist and reporter.

Find the transcript below: Today… another in our series of broadcasts focusing on the decline and fall of Journalism and the American News Media… after the one-two punch of instant Internet and the contraction of the American economy.Among the consequences critics say; an ever more corrupt political system, reinforced by the con...

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Seth Mnookin on medicine, science and fear listen

10/26/11 Dawn Morgan
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Science writer and journalist Seth Mnookin's third book, released earlier this year, is The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science and Fear.

WMNF's Dawn Morgan spoke with Mnookin about the fear explosion in the media and what doctors and parents alike can do to combat misinformation.

"It was something that I noticed in conversations with my friends. A lot of them were either young parents or expectant parents. And that hadn’t been a topic that had been on my radar previo...

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Future of Journalism: La Gaceta publisher Patrick Manteiga listen

09/29/11 Dawn Morgan
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Earlier this month an L.A Times editorial pointed out how 8000 small weekly newspapers in this country are thriving.

Ybor City’s trilingual La Gaceta is one of them. Patrick Manteiga is the third generation publisher and editor of the paper, which he said had its most profitable year ever in 2010.

In this third installment of WMNF’s Future of Journalism series, reporter Dawn Morgan talks with Manteiga about the struggles and successes of his small newspaper.

How has the r...

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Future of Journalism: Judy Muller says small newspapers doing fine listen

09/20/11 Dawn Morgan
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Judy Muller is a journalist and Associate Professor of Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California.

Her new book, Emus Loose in Egnar: Big Stories from Small Towns, tells of the current success of small weekly newspapers during a time when larger city daily papers struggle.

WMNF’s Dawn Morgan interviewed Muller for our series Future of Journalism:

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Future of Journalism interview with Peter Osnos listen

08/30/11 Dawn Morgan
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday

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For the second installment of WMNF’s ongoing series on the Future of Journalism, reporter Dawn Morgan spoke with publisher and journalism stalwart Peter Osnos, whose legacy spans well beyond his 45 years in the business.

I’ve got a lot of experience behind me and what I’m trying to do with it all is make myself useful as well as productive in what I think is an unusual combination of experiences, which is to say both as a publisher, as an editor, as a writer, as a journalist. And w...

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Interview with NPR's David Folkenflik: Changes in the journalism industry series listen

08/22/11 Dawn Morgan
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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David Folkenflik started his journalism career nearly two decades ago as a newspaper reporter. Since 2004, he has reported on the media for National Public Radio. WMNF’s Dawn Morgan spoke with Folkenflik earlier this week about holding his own industry - and employer - accountable.

"The media is an institution much like government or major religious institutions or financial institutions or the like that have a lot of influence and deserve scrutiny themselves, just as much as any other....

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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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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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Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman recounts her arrest at 2008 Republican National Convention listen

08/31/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman was keynote speaker at WMNF’s 2nd annual Peace Awards on Saturday. On the Evening News last night we played part of her speech where she criticized opposition to the proposed Islamic Cultural Center in lower Manhattan.

Today we play an excerpt of Amy Goodman’s account of her arrest at the 2008 Republican National Convention.

We’ll make Amy Goo...

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