WRAL-TV http://wunc.org en North Carolina Journalist Gives A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Local Media http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-journalist-gives-behind-scenes-look-local-media-0 <p><em>&nbsp; Originally broadcast March 13, 2013</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.pewresearch.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Pew Research Center </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">released its annual </span><a href="http://stateofthemedia.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">State of the Media</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> report for 2012, and television news viewership is down. Political coverage has declined, and on local TV news, 40 percent of the content is made up of traffic, sports and weather. Meanwhile, newspaper newsrooms in 2012 employed 40,000 people, the smallest number of full-time journalists since 1978.</span></p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:50:06 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 20202 at http://wunc.org North Carolina Journalist Gives A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Local Media North Carolina First State To Eliminate Federal Unemployment Benefits http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-first-state-eliminate-federal-unemployment-benefits <p>The North Carolina General Assembly recently decided to implement cuts to unemployment benefits as well as the maximum number of weeks one can receive unemployment funds. But altering unemployment benefits before the end of 2013 means North Carolina has been disqualified from receiving federal unemployment funding. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:38:50 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 18236 at http://wunc.org North Carolina First State To Eliminate Federal Unemployment Benefits What Will Happen To North Carolina's Tax Code? http://wunc.org/post/what-will-happen-north-carolinas-tax-code <p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt;">Benjamin Franklin famously said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." &nbsp;But in the North Carolina legislature, three competing plans seek to reform the tax code, and the future of these plans is all but certain. &nbsp;Two bills are waiting in the Senate Finance Committee. One bill passed the House yesterday and will move to the Senate.</span></font></p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:27:00 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 16994 at http://wunc.org What Will Happen To North Carolina's Tax Code? North Carolina Journalist Gives A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Local Media http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-journalist-gives-behind-scenes-look-local-media <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.pewresearch.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Pew Research Center </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">released its annual </span><a href="http://stateofthemedia.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">State of the Media</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> report for 2012, and television news viewership is down. Political coverage has declined, and on local TV news, 40 percent of the content is made up of traffic, sports and weather. Meanwhile, newspaper newsrooms in 2012 employed 40,000 people, the smallest number of full-time journalists since 1978.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:01:28 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 12197 at http://wunc.org North Carolina Journalist Gives A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Local Media Panel Discusses Potential Perils Of NC Fracking http://wunc.org/post/panel-discusses-potential-perils-nc-fracking <p></p><p>Fracking is an inevitability in North Carolina since the legislature lifted a fracking moratorium, but questions remain as to the risk and what will be done with the waste.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 15:23:19 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 11711 at http://wunc.org Panel Discusses Potential Perils Of NC Fracking Perdue Speaks Out At MLK Event http://wunc.org/post/perdue-speaks-out-mlk-event <p>Events to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. have been held across the state today. One of the largest was the Triangle Interfaith Prayer Breakfast this morning.<br><br>The two-hour event was broadcast on WRAL TV and featured remarks by Governor Bev Perdue. She praised King's passion and vision and speculated that King, if he was alive, might have an issue with some current efforts in the State Legislature.<br> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 3448 at http://wunc.org