Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Views of the News, March 18, 2009

A report on "the state of the news media" ... another major city's print newspaper folds ... and, Jon Stewart takes on Jim Cramer. Panelists: Mike McKean, Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis.

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Views of the News is heard each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. on KBIA 91.3 FM and via podcast at But now there's a third way to get your Views fix. It's rebroadcast three times a week on CAT (Columbia Access Television).

This week's topic links "The State of the News Media 2009"

Joel Connelly," "Online-only P-I will be a journalism adventure"

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press: "Many Would Shrug if Their Local Newspaper Closed"

Associated Press (via Columbia Daily Tribune): "States do poor job of posting records"

National Freedom of Information Coalition website

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: March 12, 2009 episode devotes entire half-hour to interview with Jim Cramer

Thomas Frank, Wall Street Journal: "Financial Journalists Fail Upward"

Chris Cillizza's The Fix blog, Washington Post: "Jon Stewart: Media Powerhouse or Rank Partisan?"

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Views of the News, March 11, 2009

The continuing crisis in the newspaper industry ... and an "open source" attempt to fill a potential void. Panelists: Lee Wilkins, Charles Davis, Marty Steffens.

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