Public Media and Political Independence’s

April 24, 2011 

Tom Klammer, Host of “Tell Somebody,” a weekly public affairs show broadcast every Tuesday at 6 pm 90.1 fm KKFI

American journalism is in a deep, profound and existential crisis that is also an existential crisis for democracy. Journalism costs money. Democracy cannot exist without an informed public and the advertising model that supported journalism since the 1850’s is dead.

For more information go to the Tell Somebody website

The following websites contain the research information Tom referred to in his talk.

http://www.eiu.com/public/topical_report.aspx?campaignid=demo2010
http://www.journalism.org/sites/journalism.org/files/Baltimore%20Study_Jan2010_0.pdf
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/07/02-5
http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=16
http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1458/news-changing-media-baltimore
http://www.savethenews.org/blog/11/02/10/public-media-and-political-independence-lessons-future-journalism-around-world
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