media http://news.stlpublicradio.org en How Much Screen Time Is Too Much For Kids? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-much-screen-time-too-much-kids <p>At every well-child visit SLUCare pediatrician Matt Broom conducts, he asks two questions. First he asks about the amount of time the child spends in front of screens each day. Then he asks whether or not the child has a television and Internet connectivity in his or her bedroom.</p><p>The goal, <a href="http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/126/5/1012.full">as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics</a>, is to keep screen time in communal areas and limit screen time to two hours a day. For children under the age of two, the Academy recommends no screen time at all.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:26:24 +0000 Camille Phillips 33872 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org How Much Screen Time Is Too Much For Kids? What Makes A Good Journalist http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-makes-good-journalist <p>On Tuesday night, the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis honored Rick Hummel, Post-Dispatch baseball columnist, with its Media Person of the Year award, and it bestowed Lifetime Achievement Awards on Bob Uecker, baseball announcer, and Bob Duffy, campaign director of St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon.</p><p>Was there a theme for the evening? Sports, sports, arts? Commentators? People whose work often touches those things that bring enjoyment to others?</p><p>OK. But what makes these folks stand out?</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 04:33:33 +0000 Donna Korando 33184 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What Makes A Good Journalist Reflection: Look Back At Media Hall Of Famers Fox, Graczak, Weil And Defty http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/reflection-look-back-media-hall-famers-fox-graczak-weil-and-defty <p><em>When word came that four former Post-Dispatch people were being inducted into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame, we asked our own Robert W. Duffy to reflect on those he had worked with.</em></p><p>I finally plowed my way into the newsroom of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1972 not as a registered, pedigreed member “Of the Post-Dispatch Staff” but as what’s called a stringer in the business, otherwise known as a free-lancer or correspondent.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert W. Duffy 32980 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Reflection: Look Back At Media Hall Of Famers Fox, Graczak, Weil And Defty Journalism And The Public Trust: The Recurring Role Of Jayson Blair http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/journalism-and-public-trust-recurring-role-jayson-blair <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The systematic plagiarism and fabrication of then-<em>New York Times</em> reporter Jayson Blair a decade ago represents one of the most flagrant and grievous breaks in journalistic trust in modern times. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:14:08 +0000 Camille Phillips 31627 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Journalism And The Public Trust: The Recurring Role Of Jayson Blair Advocacy, Transparency, Objectivity: A Debate On What Constitutes Ethical Political Reporting http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/advocacy-transparency-objectivity-debate-what-constitutes-ethical-political-reporting <p>Should a journalist strive most to be fair and objective? Or should his or her primary goal be transparency? Can a content-producer be both an advocate and a journalist? What is the role of the press in the future of democracy and what should its journalistic ethics be?</p><p>These are questions news outlets and individual journalists alike must answer as they navigate the future of journalism in the United States, and the topic of discussion during the Second Annual Public Ethics Conference at the University of Missouri-St. Louis on Thursday, November 14.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:20:52 +0000 Camille Phillips 31411 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Advocacy, Transparency, Objectivity: A Debate On What Constitutes Ethical Political Reporting How Do We Foster Media Literacy In Today's Digital World? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-do-we-foster-media-literacy-todays-digital-world <h4>With the advent of smart phones and tablets, media messages are now ever-present. And with social media, Internet television, satellite radio, blogs and self-publishing in addition to traditional print and broadcasting, the number of media messages out there is also ever-increasing.</h4><p>That makes it all the more important that people have the ability to critically deconstruct the messages the media convey.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:46:34 +0000 Camille Phillips 31380 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org How Do We Foster Media Literacy In Today's Digital World? The State Of The News Media In 2013 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-news-media-2013 <p>Each year, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism releases a report about the<a href="http://stateofthemedia.org/"> state of the news media</a>.</p><p>The Center’s report for 2013 shows the newspaper industry is down significantly, specifically employment, which is down “30 percent since 2000 and below 40,000 full-time professional employees for the first time since 1978.”</p><p>The report identifies <a href="http://stateofthemedia.org/2013/overview-5/">six major trends</a>:</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:10:26 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 25573 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The State Of The News Media In 2013 The Importance Of Media Literacy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/importance-media-literacy <p>Ongoing media coverage of Hurricane Sandy has highlighted the importance of media literacy.</p><p>Some news outlets <a href="http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/193564/cnn-weather-channel-inaccurately-report-that-new-york-stock-exchange-is-under-3-feet-of-water/">incorrectly reported</a> the New York Stock Exchange floor was flooded and <a href="http://istwitterwrong.tumblr.com/post/34563249044/is-that-really-a-picture-of-hurricane-sandy-descending">numerous images</a> have been doctored or a misrepresentation of current events.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 17:45:13 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 5925 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Importance Of Media Literacy Patch.com: now reporting from a neighborhood near you http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/patchcom-now-reporting-neighborhood-near-you <p>In these times of change and uncertainty in the media industry, many doomsday scenarios predicted the end of small-town news coverage.&nbsp;&nbsp; As small dailies and weeklies all over the country shut their doors, many wondered what , if anything, would fill the void.</p><p>Enter <a href="http://www.patch.com/">Patch.com.</a></p> Thu, 16 Dec 2010 23:13:52 +0000 Libby Franklin 140 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Patch.com: now reporting from a neighborhood near you