media http://wfpl.org en Writer Alain du Botton on News, Media Literacy, and Whether Reporters Should Adjust Facts http://wfpl.org/post/writer-alain-du-botton-news-media-literacy-and-whether-reporters-should-adjust-facts <p>In the preface to <em>The Mechanical Bride</em>, media theorist <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wWUc8BZgWE">Marshall McLuhan’s</a> first book of popular culture analysis, the author writes that "<em>A Descent Into the Maelstrom</em> by Edgar Poe kept coming to mind. Poe’s sailor saved himself by studying the action of the whirlpool and by co-operating with it. The present book likewise makes few attempts to attack the very considerable currents and pressures set up around us today by the mechanical agencies of the press, radio, movies, and advertising. It does attempt to set the reader at the center of the revolving picture created by these affairs where he may observe the action that is in progress and in which everybody is involved. From the analysis of that action, it is hoped, many individual strategies may suggest themselves.”</p><p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard 8810 at http://wfpl.org Writer Alain du Botton on News, Media Literacy, and Whether Reporters Should Adjust Facts The Highlander Newspaper Is Closing http://wfpl.org/post/highlander-newspaper-closing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Another Louisville print publication is closing.</span></p><p><a href="http://thehighlanderonline.com/">The Highlander</a>, a free monthly paper available in neighborhoods in and around its namesake, will cease publication this week.</p><p>In a letter, editor and publisher Mary Jean Kirtley writes "we can no longer continue due to a lack of ad revenue and other resources. The January issue (now out) is our last."</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:02:40 +0000 Gabe Bullard 8388 at http://wfpl.org The Highlander Newspaper Is Closing Web Publishing Veteran Neil Budde is the New Courier-Journal Editor http://wfpl.org/post/web-publishing-veteran-neil-budde-new-courier-journal-editor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Courier-Journal's new top editor is an Internet journalism veteran with Kentucky roots.</span></p><p>Neil Budde was <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/proart/20130919/business/309190106/digital-news-leader-neil-budde-named-executive-editor-courier-journal-media?pagerestricted=1">introduced Thursday as the replacement for Bennie Ivory,</a> the Louisville newspaper's executive editor since 1997. Ivory retired in July.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:35:01 +0000 Joseph Lord 6850 at http://wfpl.org Web Publishing Veteran Neil Budde is the New Courier-Journal Editor WFPL News Is Making A TV Show http://wfpl.org/post/wfpl-news-making-tv-show <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We know you like listening to </span>WFPL<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> News. We know you like reading </span>WFPL<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> News. So how would you feel about watching it? You'll soon know.</span></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:11:38 +0000 Gabe Bullard 6558 at http://wfpl.org WFPL News Is Making A TV Show LEO Editor Sarah Kelley Resigns Amid Editorial Staff Cuts, Art Department Partially Relocating http://wfpl.org/post/leo-editor-sarah-kelley-resigns-amid-editorial-staff-cuts-art-department-partially-relocating <p><strong>Update: See below for details on further cuts at LEO.</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Eccentric Observer Editor Sarah Kelley has chosen to leave the paper rather than cut one of her reporters.</span></p><p>"Several weeks ago I was presented with the need to cut an editorial staff position," Kelley says. "After thinking about it for several days I realized that's not something I want to do. So I volunteered to be the person who left."</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:22:15 +0000 Gabe Bullard 6487 at http://wfpl.org LEO Editor Sarah Kelley Resigns Amid Editorial Staff Cuts, Art Department Partially Relocating Mandy Connell Leaving WHAS for Denver http://wfpl.org/post/mandy-connell-leaving-whas-denver <p>WHAS radio talk show host Mandy Connell is leaving Louisville for Denver.</p><p>Connell began hosting her show on WHAS three years ago. Beginning next month, she'll be a host at a station in Denver owned by WHAS parent company Clear Channel.</p><p>On her show, Connell took calls from listeners and discussed various topics, usually related to politics.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 22:20:13 +0000 Gabe Bullard 6235 at http://wfpl.org You Can't Fly and Not Hear Someone From Louisville (Seriously) http://wfpl.org/post/you-cant-fly-and-not-hear-someone-louisville-seriously <p>If you're a Louisvillian with deep roots and good ears, you probably recognize the man who tells you how to use the moving walkway at the airport. His name's Jack Fox. He was a DJ on WHAS for years.</p><p>And if you pay attention while traveling, you'll hear Fox and the airport's female voice, Carolyn Hopkins, in other airports. In 109 other airports, specifically. Also in the New York subway, the Mayo Clinic, various Capitol buildings and the Kennedy Space Center.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:27:18 +0000 Gabe Bullard 6176 at http://wfpl.org You Can't Fly and Not Hear Someone From Louisville (Seriously) After Two Years, Louisville's 'The Paper' Will Close in August http://wfpl.org/post/after-two-years-louisvilles-paper-will-close-august <p><a href="http://www.thelouisvillepaper.com/">The Louisville Paper</a>, a monthly print publication that first hit newsstands two years ago, is ending production this summer. The last issue will be its&nbsp;24th. It will come out in August.</p><p>"Our decision to stop producing The Paper came down to resources—time and money. Although we were always able to pay our print bills and our contributors, we were never able to make The Paper much more sustainable than that," says editor and co-founder Stephanie Brothers.</p> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard 5959 at http://wfpl.org After Two Years, Louisville's 'The Paper' Will Close in August The Changing State of the News Media; Diane Rehm Joins WFPL News Panel Discussion http://wfpl.org/post/changing-state-news-media-diane-rehm-joins-wfpl-news-panel-discussion <p>The American news media is beset by challenges—technology offering new ways to disseminate news, changes in how news organizations are funded and the rise of political talking heads.</p><p>And that's a <em>very</em> quick summary of the issues.</p><p>On Friday, WFPL convened a panel to discuss a national news media landscape in flux.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 26 May 2013 12:07:56 +0000 Joseph Lord 5545 at http://wfpl.org The Changing State of the News Media; Diane Rehm Joins WFPL News Panel Discussion FCC Approves Sale of Four Louisville Radio Stations http://wfpl.org/post/fcc-approves-sale-four-louisville-radio-stations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Federal Communications Commission has approved the sale of four Louisville radio stations.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/four-louisville-radio-stations-sale">Cox Media Group announced last year</a> that it was seeking a buyer for Lite 106.9, Country Legends, New Country and WSFR the Eagle, along with stations in Hawaii, Alabama, South Carolina, Virginia and Connecticut.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 19:52:49 +0000 Gabe Bullard 5160 at http://wfpl.org FCC Approves Sale of Four Louisville Radio Stations