Listen Up! Northwest program 60: Journalism

Listen Up! Northwest is a collaboratively produced radio magazine featuring stories of communities in action throughout the Northwest. Each broadcast highlights the work of skilled community radio producers and artists from our region, including Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

This week, we look at how journalism is affected by business and politics and the challenges that journalists face to do their job well.

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now talks about our right to quality journalism and the journalist’s right to conduct investigative reporting. (Gavin Dahl, Radio Boise).

Karen Dorne Steele, award winning investigative reporter for the Spokesman Review, reflects on her career and the current state of local journalism. (Tim Connor, KYRS Spokane)

A Portland Youth shares why he thinks local commercial news sucks (Ben Hyde, KBOO Portland)

Music by Northwest artists DJ B-Girl and WD4D.

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Listen Up! NW is produced by Yuko Kodama at KBCS for Reclaim the Media, and distributed by the Northwest Community Radio Network.

The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey