This is the 40th year of the American news media practice of defining our political choices by the colors red or blue. The next Royer Roundtable will explore some of the implications of this concept. What are the long term effects of one color dominating a state’s politics? What are the problems rising out of the rural/urban red/blue split we see in so many states, particularly in our Northwest? How do states move from one color to another and how long does it take? What do blues have to do to survive in a red place, and vice versa?
Our hope is to examine the continued political deadlock our political system seems to have created and perhaps articulate ways of getting beyond it.
We are bringing together Red and Blue experience from across the region for this discussion.
When: Wednesday, June 19 – 4:30 PM Registration and Networking; 5 PM Program
Where: Union Square Boardroom, 600 University Street, First Level, Seattle
RSVP Required: Anna Boone at email@example.com or 206-696-7970
Light appetizers and drinks will be served. Space is limited so reserve your seat today.
Last weekend, The Oregonian captured nine first-place awards in the 2012 Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Excellence in Journalism competition, including first place for government and politics reporting by Michelle Cole, formerly the Capitol bureau chief at The Oregonian and Gallatin’s director of Content & Research.
We want to say congratulations to both the Oregonian and to Michelle.
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Written by Michelle Cole
During one of the many sobering meetings I attended at The Oregonian about the newspaper’s finances, a colleague leaned over and whispered in my ear: “They’re going to get us down to around 200.”
I didn’t believe him. We had more than 300 in newsroom staff at the time. I had no idea how fast the numbers would shrink or that my whispering colleague and I would join the trend.
We’re not alone. The nation’s newspapers dropped below 40,000 full-time newsroom staff in 2012, a stunning decline from a peak of 56,900 in 1989 and the lowest number of professional journalists since 1978, according to the report, “State of the Media 2013,” recently released by The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
To read the rest of Michelle’s piece, click here: http://www.gallatinpublicaffairs.com/insighter/michelle-cole/
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