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Radio Smart Talk for Monday, February 18:
There's a revolution going on in the media right now. Specifically, what's changing is how Americans get their news. The days of the daily newspaper, the evening TV newscasts, and local radio stations being the main sources for news are over and probably never coming back.
Central Pennsylvania is a prime example. The Patriot-News of Harrisburg has three print editions each week, but offers content 24/7 on-line, local TV stations no longer have newscasts at just 6 and 11 in the evening but have expanded to many dayparts to capture an audience whose lifestyles and viewing habits are changing, and witf is one of the few local radio stations that produce newscasts that are more than just headlines.
Technology has changed the game. More news consumers are getting their news digitally than read print newspapers or listen to news on radio. That's according to a study from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press that also said digital news consumption is catching up to TV as the prime source for news.
How did we get here and what does the future hold for news?
Those are questions we'll pose during on conversation on Monday's program.
Appearing on the show will be NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik, Sara Glines, publisher of the York Daily Record, York Dispatch, Lebanon Daily News, Evening Sun of Hanover, and Public Opinion of Chambersburg, and Ernest Schreiber, Executive Editor of the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, New Era, and Sunday News.
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