Politics are more polarized than ever—or at least that’s how it feels to many Americans. Research from Pew indicates that Americans are more likely to say it is “stressful and frustrating” to have political conversations with those they disagree with now than they were a few years ago. What is fueling these increasing divides in […]
With the press increasingly under threat, we turn our attention today on all things news and journalism in the changing landscape of print and digital media. Our guest is Rob Chappell, associate publisher of Madison365 to discuss why trustworthy news sources, especially local and community reporting, are more vital than ever.
With newsrooms downsizing and closing around the country, we take a close look at the current news and media landscape with communications professor Bob McChesney. He covers a range of topics including foreign affairs coverage, the election cycle, threats to independent journalism, and corporate versus public interests. Bob McChesney is an activist scholar and professor […]
Free one-day conference organized by the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Keynote conversation with leading tech journalist Kara Swisher followed by three panel discussions on gender, power and ethical journalism. See website for more information and a registration link.
For today’s two-part episode, we take a look at Soviet media history and nuclear health effects. Our first guest is Christine Evans, professor of history at UW–Milwaukee, who sketches the history of television in the former Soviet Union and the role of media in contemporary Russian politics and culture. Next, we speak to Robert (Bob) […]
On October 28, 2018, Brazil elected far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro as president. He assumed office on January 1, 2019. What has been happening in Brazil during the first few weeks of his presidency? On today’s episode, we get the updates from Victor Pougy, a journalist based in Rio de Janeiro. He and Esty discuss the […]