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We talk with Don Gonyea of NPR about his early days in radio at MSU, and his work covering politics around the country and at the White House.

Current Sports | 8/17/16 | #765

Aug 17, 2016
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The Olympics, Claressa Shields, Jim Harbaugh Media Coverage, Karen Weaver, Weight of Olympic Gold, and Detroit Tigers.

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Lansing’s alternative newspaper The City Pulse turns 15 years old this week, with a special issue hitting newsstands on Wednesday. We talk with publisher Berl Schwartz about his vision for the paper and what lies ahead.

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Bill Ballenger will no longer be part of the Inside Michigan Politics newsletter that he founded. Current publisher Susan Demas explains why Ballenger will no longer be part of the publication.

African-American women are more than two times more likely than white women to be victims of violent crime. But according to a new book from Oakland Community College Professor Cheryl Neely, there’s a huge racial disparity in how the media covers the death of those women. We talk to Neely about the book.

Judy Putnam with Sue Carter
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A well-established policy advocate in Lansing is beginning a new chapter in her career this week. Judy Putnam has been the communications director of the Michigan League for Public Policy for seven years. This week, she returns to her roots in journalism as a columnist for the Lansing State Journal.

Citizen journalists drive online EL news site

Sep 17, 2014

Could a community food co-op be a model for a viable, online news source? A news “cooperative” if you will? Two East Lansing residents  are about to learn the answer to that question.

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While for some media outlets photography is taking a back seat, at National Geographic it continues to be a central part of the brand. The photos featured in the magazine not only take readers around the world, but they also help tell the story of our changing environment.

Expert: Media often depict Asians as model minority

Nov 7, 2013

Mass media is often criticized for its lack of diversity and stereotypical portrayals. Shilpa Davé, Assistant Professor in American Studies and Media Studies at the University of Virginia, says those criticisms often stem from a black and white view of race in America, leaving out important parts of the U.S. cultural landscape such as Asian Americans.

Nafalie Kolb / Michigan State University

Milennials. Digital natives. Generation Z.  Many terms describe the young adults who’ve grown up with technology.  They carry pocket devices that contain more computational power than was used to put a man on the moon.  From kindergarten through college, educators are re-tooling their classes to prepare students for a quickly evolving media world.

Michigan State University is no exception.  All semester, five student teams have been competing to design a multimedia campaign that explains the university’s new communications strategy, the “Media Sandbox.”  On Saturday,  one of those teams will be announced the winner.