TNR Video Series: ‘Travels With Charlie – Vermont Politics in Real Life’ (Episode 8)

In the eighth episode of “Travels With Charlie – Vermont Politics in Real Life,” host Charlie Papillo discusses media and print journalism with veteran local reporters Mike Donoghue and Guy Page.

As Charlie and his guests mill around the Burlington Free Press newsroom, they discuss the rapidly changing news industry, addressing topics such as the uncertain future of print media, the distinction between news and commentary, and the continuing need for local coverage in a global digital news environment.

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3 thoughts on “TNR Video Series: ‘Travels With Charlie – Vermont Politics in Real Life’ (Episode 8)

  1. As a former Vermonter (Winooski) now living in Florida. I really enjoy watching” Travels with Charlie-
    Vermont Politics”

  2. Freedom of the Press: A Liberty for All or a Privilege for a Few?
    https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/serials/files/supreme-court-review/2014/9/sentelle.pdf

    Vermonters and others need only compare their experiences with True North, Seven Days and VT Digger to see where the ubiquitous digital press pitfalls are. The problem is just as much in what isn’t reported as with what is reported. As has been commented on TNR recently, in certain publications, alternative points of view are politically censored.

    I agree with Guy Page. In the final analysis a discerning and well educated consumer will prevail – as long as alternative points of view are covered in a free marketplace.

    • Thanks, Jay. Really it’s always been about the customer. Whatever your platform, you have to work hard to get and keep their attention and loyalty and (along with it) their dollar.

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