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Eric Umansky, deputy managing editor of ProPublica and the man behind a series of 15 tweets to Press Secretary Sean Spicer Monday evening, joins guest host Joe Amditis of the Center for Cooperative Media to talk about how professionals journalist go about fact-checking statements and other information especially as it trickles down via official channels of information. Yesterday, ProPublica reported on a change to President Trump’s trust that allows him to pull money from his businesses whenever he wants, without...

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017

Steve McCarthy, News Producer here at Montclair State joins host and colleague Tom Franklin for a conversation about freelance work on the professional field while teaching; and how to land those long form segments on network television news, including the recent passing of Jimmy Breslin and McCarthy’s recent trip to India with Montclair State students. Steve has over 30 years experience in the industry producing for 60 Minutes, NBC’s Dateline and others. Engineer: Corey Sullivan Producer: Mike Stringham Social Strategy:...

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Friday, 31 March 2017

Tara Sullivan, an award winning sports columnist for The Record joins Tom Franklin to discuss an upcoming panel about “Women in Media” at the Yogi Berra Museum this Thursday. Sullivan will join legendary columnist Claire Smith and our very own Kelly Whiteside in this discussion. Tara Sullivan has been covering sports in New York for over 20-years. She is a lifelong New Jersey native, a Rutgers grad, and has covered every sporting event from the super bowl to HS sports....

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Merrill Brown joins this episode as our featured guest. After almost 5 years at the helm of Montclair State University’s brand new School of Communication, he is leaving this position next month. Brown is an educator, consultant, investor, veteran media executive and journalist.  Merrill has worked at The Saint Louis Dispatch, The Winston-Salem Sentinel, The Washington Star and Washington Post … so it’s fair to say he is still very much a champion of print media. He calls print journalism...

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Dr. Rob Quicke, Founder of The College Radio Foundation and College Radio Day joins us to talk about the importance of college radio and tackle a question we hear often, Is college radio dying? This is the basis of an article on Pitchfork magazine last week, where the author asked“Does College Radio Even Matter Anymore”? Engineer: Daniel Giacumbo Producer: Katie Leonard & Mike Stringham Social Strategy; Mike Stringham Executive Producer: Anabella...

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

David Brancaccio, host and senior editor of the Marketplace Morning Report broadcast on public radio and at marketplace.org joins Merrill Brown to discuss business and media in a Trump presidency. You may also know David as the former anchor of the television news program “Now on PBS.” He does a podcast titled Esquire Classic with Esquire Magazine where he explores the most memorable non-fiction pieces in the magazine’s archive. In over forty years of broadcasting, David has traveled the world...

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017

  Andrea Syrtash, relationship expert discusses a subject often left out of the conversation in the media—fertility. And in the current political climate, when women’s health and Planned Parenthood have become popular topics of discussion; she filled a void in the industry by creating a new website she named Pregnantish. This is the first online magazine dedicated to helping women and men navigate infertility and fertility treatments. Andrea knows the topics as for years dealing with her personal fertility issues...

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Tim O’Brien, Executive Editor at Bloomberg View and Bloomberg Gadfly and Trump expert joins Merrill Brown on this episode of Media Download to discuss the incoming administration, Trumps transition into the White House, the prospect of conflicts of interest throughout a Trump presidency, his family and his...

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Tuesday, 06 December 2016

Monica Crowley, columnist and online opinion editor at the Washington Times best known as a political commentator on Fox News, joins Merrill Brown to discuss president-elect Donald J....

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Friday, 18 November 2016

Hari Sreenivasan, anchor and senior correspondent of PBS NewsHour joins Merrill Brown to pay tribute to the late Gwen Ifill, one of the most gifted print and television journalists of our...

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Tim O’Brien, Executive Editor at Bloomberg Gadfly & Bloomberg View executive editor, one of the world’s top experts on the background and sensibility of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump joins Merrill Brown on this episode of Media Download. Hear his take on the campaign’s final days and on how Trump will react to its outcome. O’Brien is the author of “Trump Nation, the Art of Being the Donald”, an investigative look at Trumps’s businesses, his net worth and his business...

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Tuesday, 01 November 2016

Jonathan Greenblatt, President of the Anti-Defamation League, joins Merrill Brown to discuss a study the ADL is releasing this week detailing the harassment and threats of over 800 journalists who have reported on Republican nominee Donald Trump and as a direct result, have been recipients of hate speech and threats over social media, as this current divisive campaign enters its final three...

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016