Society & Culture
Brian Duggan on Local Newspapers and Changes in Media
Welcome Back to Renoites! This is the first episode of a new season of the podcast.
My goal is for this show to be a consistent source of interesting, substantive conversation that is highly relevant to us here in Northern Nevada. This is a community funded independent project and your support is appreciated. I have a handful of new patrons since last season, so thank you to Elaine, Claudia, Stephanie, Mike, Remo, Mindy, Jillian, Marina and everyone else who contributes to this show’s existence. If you’d like to learn more about supporting the show, visit renoites.com
I have a ton of great guests lined up for this season of the show, and so many of them came directly from listener suggestions, so if you have somebody you think would be a good guest for the show, let me know! My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
My first guest on the show over 100 episodes ago was Bob Conrad, founder and editor at This is Reno. I’ve had a few other people from the world of local media on the show over the last couple years and have always found those conversations really valuable and interesting. I’m excited to start this season with Brian Duggan, former editor of the Reno Gazette Journal and current General Manager at KUNR radio.
We talked about the decline of print newspapers and what it means for local reporting, zombie newsrooms with no staff and AI articles, events like COVID that make everyone tune in for local details, the elimination of barriers to get into journalism, and a lot more. I hope you enjoy this episode and the upcoming season! Thanks again for listening.
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