Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Wed, 11/26/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

 Melinda Bernert hosts a pilot program called "Media-ocrity," which looks at how local media covers or doesn't cover the issues we care about. She'll speak with Eric Boehlert, who writes for Media Matters about the layoff trend of newspapers and other media outlets. Layoffs of the most experienced and expensive employees leaves a huge hole in knowledge, institutional memory and experience. The Oregonian and Columbian have layed off 150 employees in the last nine months

Also Melinda speaks with Marci Westerling of the Rural Organizing Project about the practice
of predatory journalism and how the Portland media helped pass Columbia County's 5-190 (the anti-immigrant law).

 

 

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