News Media and the 2016 Election Cycle

Feb 9, 2016

The news media is often seen as a troubled industry, with newspaper circulation and local reporting on the decline, and a continued rocky transition to a digital and mobile world.  We'll re-examine how this trend is playing out nationally and in New Hampshire, especially in the midst of a tumultuous primary election.

GUESTS:

  • Meg Heckman - journalism lecturer at UNH, and former reporter for the Concord Monitor and other publications.
  • Dan Kennedy - media critic and associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University, specializing in digital media and alternative business models for news. He contributes media commentary and articles to WBGH and the Nieman Journalism Lab, and is currently a Shorenstein Center fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
  • John Tabor - publisher and president of Seacoast Media Group, which publishes five weekly newspapers and two daily.