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Thursday, Oct. 7
Newspapers Migrating Online

Newspapers Migrating Online: Amid the emergence of citizens' journalism and the blogosphere, newspapers are having to adapt to a changing media landscape – one in which print readership is in steady decline. As newspapers – like our own Boston Globe - struggle to stay afloat – they’re beta testing new business models and different journalistic methods. This is the topic of much of my next guest’s work – and the subject of a forum tonight at MIT that he – along with New York Times, culture reporter and media columnist David Carr – is helping moderate. And Dan Kennedy - professor of journalism at Northeastern University and author of the Media Nation blog – joins me now.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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