A weekly talk show about people in the Mon Valley area of Pittsburgh

A weekly public affairs show about McKeesport and the Mon Valley, produced in cooperation with WEDO (810) and WZUM (1550).

Two Rivers, 30 Minutes for 7-22-2022


Topic: Community journalism in the 21st Century

Guest: Emily O'Conly, editor, The Valley Mirror, Munhall

How Topic Discussed: When was the Valley Mirror launched? What communities does it serve in the Mon Valley? What's the function of a weekly community newspaper? How does it differ from a daily major newspaper like the Post-Gazette? What's the most interesting thing about running a weekly paper? Like a lot of community newspapers, the Valley Mirror doesn't put much of its content on line --- you have to get it in print. A lot of younger people maybe think all content should be "free," but why is that harmful to a newspaper business?



Filetype: MP3 - Size: 27.17MB - Duration: 29:41 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


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