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Rick Brunson Discusses The State Of The Media


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Rick Brunson

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It’s a hectic time for news coverage- from the pandemic to nationwide protests- news organizations are on the front lines reporting these momentous stories. But many local papers are doing it with smaller and smaller newsrooms. 

University of Central Florida journalism instructor Rick Brunson joins us to talk about a project the journalism school launched: winterparksunshine.org to try and fill part of the void left by the departure of local newspapers, and other challenges facing the news business. 


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About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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