News & Observer 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 Sledge Awaits Justice From Behind Bars http://wunc.org/post/sledge-awaits-justice-behind-bars <p>In 1976, Joseph Sledge was accused of murdering a mother and daughter in Bladen County, NC. Because of the many limits of scientific evidence at the time, hairs found at the scene of the crime were identified as "Negroid." And because Joseph Sledge was a Black man, the hairs were linked to him. Over 34 years later, the use of DNA testing has been used to prove that those hairs were not Sledges'.&nbsp; Tue, 02 Apr 2013 15:36:33 +0000 Frank Stasio & Nicole Campbell 13026 at http://wunc.org 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 Why A Federal Judge Rejected WakeMed’s Settlement For A Second Time http://wunc.org/post/why-federal-judge-rejected-wakemed-s-settlement-second-time <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The federal investigation into <a href="http://www.wakemed.org/">WakeMed </a>over Medicare fraud looked like it was going to end in a settlement. But a federal judge twice rejected the agreement between the hospital and prosecutors, leaving the case unresolved. <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/">News &amp; Observer</a> reporter Joe Neff joins host Frank Stasio in the studio to discuss the case.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:32:51 +0000 Dave DeWitt & Frank Stasio 9829 at http://wunc.org Unemployment Changes Coming http://wunc.org/post/unemployment-changes-coming <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The General Assembly is expected to consider legislation this week that will reform the federal unemployment insurance program. Republican leaders say the changes will help pay back a growing debt the state owes the federal government.</p><p>Advocates for workers say they are unnecessary and will push thousands of residents over a financial cliff. News and Observer reporter Mandy Locke joins Frank Stasio to discuss the changes and how it may affect tens of thousands of North Carolina residents.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:42:58 +0000 Dave DeWitt & Frank Stasio 9075 at http://wunc.org N&O Plus http://wunc.org/post/no-plus <p>Today, the <span class="link-external"><a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/">News and Observer</a></span> of Raleigh is putting in place an online paywall — a subscription fee for people who want to read more than 15 articles a month on the paper's website. Host Frank Stasio talks about the changes and the evolving economies of the newspaper business with N&amp;O publisher Orage Quarles, III.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:03:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt & Frank Stasio 6839 at http://wunc.org Steve Ford http://wunc.org/post/steve-ford <p>For nearly a quarter century, Steve Ford edited the <span class="link-external"><a href="http://editorial%20page%20at%20the%20News%20and%20Observer">editorial page at the News and Observer</a></span> of Raleigh. During that time, he wrote about disgraced politicians, fights over student assignment and a wide array of other issues facing the state and Triangle. Ford retired earlier this month, and today he joins host Frank Stasio to look back at his career and the changing nature of editorial pages.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:56:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Dave DeWitt 6840 at http://wunc.org North Carolina’s Negative Advertising http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-s-negative-advertising <p>Negative political advertising has become a mainstay of national and local campaigns, but it wasn’t always this way. North Carolina had a unique role in shaping the evolution of attack advertising. News &amp; Observer political reporter and columnist Rob Christensen talks about North Carolina’s rancorous political ad past with host Frank Stasio.</p><p></p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:59:00 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 3689 at http://wunc.org