Media http://wesa.fm en Think Before You Post: Mainstream Media's Increasing Reliance on Social Media http://wesa.fm/post/think-you-post-mainstream-medias-increasing-reliance-social-media <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As national media reports about the attacks at Franklin Regional High School began to unfold last week, a story of one of the injured victims taking a </span>selfie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from the hospital quickly went viral and prompted <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/09/opinion/robbins-selfie-school-stabbing/index.html">a range of reactions</a>. Was the student showing off or simply communicating to his circle of friends?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gordon Mitchell and Brent </span>Malin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, University of Pittsburgh associate professors of communication talked with us about the importance of media literacy and the evolving relevance of social media in our lives and in mainstream news.</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:09:52 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 27535 at http://wesa.fm Think Before You Post: Mainstream Media's Increasing Reliance on Social Media What Does Dan Rather Think Of Journalism Today? Three Takeaways http://wesa.fm/post/what-does-dan-rather-think-journalism-today-three-takeaways <p>Legendary broadcast journalist Dan Rather worked for CBS News for 44 years and anchored the CBS Evening News for 24 of those years.</p><p>He is now the managing editor and anchor of the cable television news magazine <em>Dan Rather Reports</em>. In 2012, he released a best-selling book on his life and the state of journalism today, <a href="http://www.danrather.com/story/rather-outspoken-excerpt.html"><em>Rather Outspoken</em></a>.</p><p>Rather was particularly outspoken about the 3 ways he's seen standards drop in the craft of journalism: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:13:22 +0000 Nick Frost 26116 at http://wesa.fm What Does Dan Rather Think Of Journalism Today? Three Takeaways A Conversation with NPR President Gary Knell http://wesa.fm/post/conversation-npr-president-gary-knell <p></p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/people/140995003/gary-knell">Gary Knell</a> is the President and CEO of <a href="http://www.npr.org/">NPR</a> which remains unique among news organizations. While a number of large media outfits have shuttered their foreign bureaus NPR has reporters throughout the world. However, public radio is also at a crossroads as some of its long time shows like <em>Talk of the Nation</em> comes to an end and <a href="http://www.cartalk.com/"><em>Car Talk </em></a>no longer produces new shows.</p><p>What will the future of NPR look like and can it stay relevant in the changing media landscape? Also, how is NPR cultivating new talent to reflect and appeal to a new generation of public radio listeners? Mr. Knell is in Pittsburgh to speak at the <a href="http://www.pittsburghartscouncil.org/2013-americans-for-the-arts-convention">Americans for the Arts</a> convention.</p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:01:30 +0000 Marcus Charleston 11403 at http://wesa.fm A Conversation with NPR President Gary Knell