media

St. Louis on the Air
4:26 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much For Kids?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than two hours of screen time a day for children over the age of two.
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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.

The goal, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, 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.

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Press Club Awards
10:33 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

What Makes A Good Journalist

Bob Uecker, Rick Hummel and Robert Duffy were honored by the St. Louis Press Club on Jan. 21.
Credit Bill Greenblatt | UPI

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.

Was there a theme for the evening? Sports, sports, arts? Commentators? People whose work often touches those things that bring enjoyment to others?

OK. But what makes these folks stand out?

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St. Louis Media
4:00 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Reflection: Look Back At Media Hall Of Famers Fox, Graczak, Weil And Defty

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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.

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.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:14 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Journalism And The Public Trust: The Recurring Role Of Jayson Blair

Jayson Blair from the documentary "A Fragile Trust."
(Courtesy Cinema St. Louis)

The systematic plagiarism and fabrication of then-New York Times reporter Jayson Blair a decade ago represents one of the most flagrant and grievous breaks in journalistic trust in modern times. It was a black mark against one of the World's flagship newspapers when his deception was revealed, prompting a detailed retraction from the Times and internal restructuring within the organization.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:20 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Advocacy, Transparency, Objectivity: A Debate On What Constitutes Ethical Political Reporting

Journalist Jeremy Scahill speaks to Blackwater protestors in 2008.
(Via Flickr/Richard O. Barry)

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?

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.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:46 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

How Do We Foster Media Literacy In Today's Digital World?

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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.

That makes it all the more important that people have the ability to critically deconstruct the messages the media convey.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:10 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

The State Of The News Media In 2013

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Each year, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism releases a report about the state of the news media.

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.”

The report identifies six major trends:

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St. Louis on the Air
12:45 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

The Importance Of Media Literacy

Show Guests from L to R: Alton Grizzle, Frank Gallagher and Jessica Z. Brown
Ariana Tobin / St. Louis Public Radio

Ongoing media coverage of Hurricane Sandy has highlighted the importance of media literacy.

Some news outlets incorrectly reported the New York Stock Exchange floor was flooded and numerous images have been doctored or a misrepresentation of current events.

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from St. Louis on the Air
5:13 pm
Thu December 16, 2010

Patch.com: now reporting from a neighborhood near you

photo by Libby Franklin

In these times of change and uncertainty in the media industry, many doomsday scenarios predicted the end of small-town news coverage.   As small dailies and weeklies all over the country shut their doors, many wondered what , if anything, would fill the void.

Enter Patch.com.

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