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Interviews & Mentions

by Stuart Watson
WCNC TV, Charlotte, NC
April 25, 2012

“Filling the Gaps in the Tar Heel State”
Nonprofit news sites offer alternative views, more depth to North Carolina’s residents
by Andria Krewson
Columbia Journalism Review
April 6, 2012

“Audio: The 15 Awesome SXSW Interactive Panels Every Journalist Should Listen To”
by Carly Carioli
The Phlog, blog of The Boston Phoenix
March 19, 2012

“Finding information pathways to community inclusion”
by Peter M. Shane
Nieman Reports
Summer 2011

“It’s time to televise the legislature”
Syndicated opinion column by Damon Circosta, N.C. Center for Voter Education
June 15, 2011

“Wither local news?”
The State of Things with Frank Stasio
WUNC 91.5 FM radio, North Carolina
May 4, 2011
For the first time in more than 90 years of awarding the top honors in journalism, the Pulitzer Prize jury decided not to hand out an award for breaking news this year. Experts say the jury’s decision reflects a disconnect between traditional and new media. It’s also a harbinger of a local news crisis. As newsroom staffs shrink, who is keeping communities up-to-date on events that happen close to home? What are the consequences of disappearing local coverage? Host Frank Stasio talks with Andy Bechtel, assistant professor of journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Fiona Morgan, a graduate student in public policy at Duke University and a research fellow at the New America Foundation; and Kevin Davis, editor of the Durham-based blog Bull City Rising.

“Local Media Eco-Systems: Objectivity, Bias, Access” panel discussion
The 2011 WCHL Community Forum
WCHL 1360 AM radio, Chapel Hill, NC
April 8, 2011
As the ways we get our news and information constantly transforms we must find a way to separate truth from rumor. From analyzing which forms of media have the biggest impact on our daily lives to drawing the line between blogger and journalist, this panel seeks to consider the way we absorb information and how to best use information technology in a community setting.

“Q&A with Fiona Morgan on the state of Triangle media”
By Andy Bechtel, Associate Professor of Journalism, UNC-Chapel Hill, for his blog, The Edit Desk
September 25, 2010

“Privatizing the Public Trust: A Critical Look at Connected Nation”
Joint report by Public Knowledge, Common Cause, The Media and Democracy Coalition and Reclaim the Media
March 23, 2009
This report cites my reporting on Connected Nation and its role in the fight over broadband mapping in North Carolina.
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