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Full Show: Looming Government Shutdown, And How High Schoolers View The News (Jan. 19, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday’s Houston Matters: We learn how a potential government shutdown might affect Houston. Then, high school students share their media habits and their view on journalism. Our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week’s news. And we learn about Evelyn's Park in Bellaire.

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Longtime Houston Reporters Discuss Changing Region and Media Landscape

Posted on · We bring three longtime Houston reporters together to discuss the major stories they’ve covered over the years, and how the region — and reporting on it — has changed. We welcome your questions for KPRC veteran Phil Archer, Houston Chronicle columnist Mike Snyder, and former Chronicle and Texas Journal legal reporter Mary Flood.

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Declining Print Circulation Fuels the Ever-Changing Newsroom

Posted on · According to print circulation numbers for the top 25 newspapers in the nation — including the Houston Chronicle — there are only two papers from coast to coast that sell more than 500,000 daily print products (and the Chronicle is not one of them). After a decade of decline, is print media still in a nosedive? Will newspapers […]

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How Do We React to Impending Storms — Is it Appropriate or Too Much Hype?

Posted on · Whenever there’s a storm headed our way, we respond in a number of ways. Many Houstonians heed warnings of public officials to shelter in place if the storm is particularly serious. Others flaunt such warnings and make up their own minds about how dangerous a coming storm may be. Some media seek to explain what’s […]

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UH Study: News May Influence Racial Bias

Posted on · Does what we see or read in the news influence our subconscious feelings about race? A new study from the University of Houston suggests as much. We learn more from the study’s co-author, UH Assistant Professor of Communication Temple Northup. His article “Effects of Long-Term Exposure to News Stereotypes on Implicit and Explicit Attitudes” was […]