journalism

It's In The P-I
3:33 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Where Should Seattle P-I Globe Go? (It's 48-Feet Tall)

Credit Flickr Photo/Jo Morrill (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds speaks with Leonard Garfield, director of the Museum of History and Industry, about MOHAI's efforts to find a new home for the landmark P-I globe.

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Marijuana
6:25 am
Mon August 4, 2014

First Cut: Behind The Scenes With Anna King And Jordan Schrader

Anna King and Jordan Schrader

Originally published on Sun August 3, 2014 4:55 am

This week, we’ll be examining Washington's freshest crop - marijuana. The agriculture, the security and the personalities.

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Totes
1:36 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

'There Is Fresh, Raw Nigerian Pygmy Goat's Milk In The Fridge'

How very public radio of us.
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The subject headline of producer Matthew Streib's email was irresistibly public radio: "There is fresh raw Nigerian pygmy goat's milk in the fridge." 

Typically we hear about free doughnuts on the filing cabinet near Ross Reynold's desk, so we asked Matthew to explain.

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Journalism
7:48 am
Tue June 24, 2014

AP: Parts Of Irish 'Mass Graves' Story Exaggerated By Media

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 6:31 pm

The Associated Press today offers "a more sober picture" than it and other news organizations (including NPR) did earlier this month regarding reports of nearly 800 bodies of infants and young children at a former Catholic home for unwed mothers in Ireland.

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Journalism
12:07 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Why KUOW Didn’t (Initially) Name The SPU Shooter

In journalism school, student reporters learn to never, ever, ever name suspects until they have been charged in court.

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Journalism
3:29 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

The Gutsy, Glamorous 'Dames Of D-Day'

Martha Gellhorn and her husband, far right, Ernest Hemingway. Gellhorn left to cover the Spanish civil war in the 1930s when she was 21. Although she wasn't allowed to cover D-Day, she smuggled herself onto a hospital ship.
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When the Americans entered World War II in 1944, reporters joined their ranks. Women, however, were not allowed.

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Book Interview
4:06 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Newsgathering: What's The Best Way Of Being Aware

Alain de Botton's book "The News."

Marcie Sillman talks with Alain de Botton about his latest book on modern philosophy and life, "The News: A User's Manual."

Books
4:40 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Thomas Patterson On Training Next Generation of Journalists

The Record’s Ross Reynolds interviews Thomas Patterson, a professor of government and the press at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, whose new book is Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism. The book began as a look at what journalism schools need to do to train the new generation of reporters.

Media
11:08 am
Tue August 6, 2013

What Should Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Do With The Washington Post?

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced plans to buy the Washington Post for $250 million yesterday. The news came as a shock to most of the media. But former journalist-turned-Silicon-Valley-CEO Alan Mutter says it may be the best move for an ailing industry. Ross Reynolds asks Alan why.

The Two-Way
1:48 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

'Washington Post' To Be Sold To Amazon's Jeff Bezos

View of the front page of the October 30, 2009 edition of The Washington Post.
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Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 7:03 am

The Washington Post Co. will sell its flagship newspaper and one of the most respected news organizations in the country to Amazon.com founder Jeffrey P. Bezos, the company announced in a press release. The Post has been a family-owned business for four generations.

Amazon, the company said, will play no role in the purchase. Bezos is making the purchase personally.

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Future of Newspapers
12:40 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Seattle Times Editor Departing For Dean Position

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In this era of digital media David Boardman, the departing executive editor of the Seattle Times, said he sees a great future ahead for newspapers.

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Investigative Journalism
10:31 am
Wed June 26, 2013

What's InvestigateWest Up To?

 The Seattle Post-Intelligencer served the community with a print edition for more than 140 years. When the newspaper shut off the presses in 2009, a group of reporters formed the investigate journalism website InvestigateWest. One of the goals of the nonprofit is to “set the policy agenda through powerful, independent journalism.” Are they doing it? Jason Alcorn is InvestigateWest's associate director. He talked with David Hyde about what their journalists are digging into.

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Seattle News
11:55 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Seattle Times Executive Editor Talks Pay Wall And Public-Records Requests

Seattle Times bus ad photographed on April 21, 2009.
Flickr Photo/Oran Viriyincy

The Seattle Times announced this week that they would be instituting a pay wall, meaning that online readers will soon have a limited amount of free access to the website. Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle Times Executive Editor David Boardman about the soon-to-be-implemented pay wall, and what he thinks of a Washington bill that would impose limits on public-records requests.

Author Interview
11:04 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Jon Ronson Discusses His Wacky Experiences In Journalism

Journalist Jon Ronson
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Journalist Jon Ronson has interviewed a wide array of interesting characters, ranging from the hip-hop duo, Insane Clown Posse, to a man who tried to split the atom in his kitchen. Ronson is the bestselling author of "The Psychopath Test" and "The Men Who Stare at Goats."

Ross talks to him about his new book, "Lost at Sea," where he discusses his journalistic endeavors and demonstrates just how intriguing the human race can be, for example, local vigilante Phoenix Jones.

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Sports Writing
12:40 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Sports Columnist Steve Kelly Shoots, Scores And Retires From Sports Writing

For 30 years, Steve Kelley has been cranking out sports columns for The Seattle Times. But now, at age 63, Kelley says he’s leaving the journalism game to pursue other interests. Ross Reynolds sits down with Steve Kelly to talk Sonics, Seattle sports and what he plans on doing next.

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