media http://kgou.org en Study: Statehouse Press Corps In Decline http://kgou.org/post/study-statehouse-press-corps-decline A declining number of reporters are stalking the hallways of the nation's statehouses.<p>That's according to a Pew Research <a href="http://www.journalism.org/files/2014/07/Americas-Shifting-Statehouse-Press_full_report.pdf">report</a> released Thursday. The study found that the number of full-time statehouse newspaper reporters declined by more than a third between 2003 and 2014. There are now just 164 full-time newspaper journalists reporting on the bills, protests and politicians in the nation's 50 state capitals.<strong> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:06:35 +0000 Gregory Barber 33125 at http://kgou.org Study: Statehouse Press Corps In Decline Aereo's TV Streaming Service Is Illegal, Supreme Court Says http://kgou.org/post/aereos-tv-streaming-service-illegal-supreme-court-says Aereo, the company that lets subscribers watch TV stations' video that it routes onto the Internet, violates U.S. copyright law, the Supreme Court has ruled. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:42:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 32049 at http://kgou.org Aereo's TV Streaming Service Is Illegal, Supreme Court Says World Views: May 30, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-may-30-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Suzette </span>Grillot<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with Italian citizen and lawyer </span>Katia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Girotto<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about the outcome of European parliamentary elections, and how Italians feel about the elections' impact on the future of EU politics and economics.</span></p><p>Rebecca Cruise and Joshua Landis discuss television and social media in Lebanon with <a href="http://www.balamand.edu.lb/main/Pages/default.aspx">University of&nbsp;Balamand</a>&nbsp;journalism department head Ramez Maluf. He says Beirut's position as a major entertainment production hub is controversial among conservatives and Arab intellectuals.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis & Brian Hardzinski 30355 at http://kgou.org World Views: May 30, 2014 The Secret To Improving U.S.-Middle East Relations? More Idol, Dancing With The Stars http://kgou.org/post/secret-improving-us-middle-east-relations-more-idol-dancing-stars <p>Media played a significant role in organizing the protests that spread like wildfire across the Middle East in 2011. But as Islamists put a stake in the ground and solidified their claim to Arab society and culture, Lebanon largely remained insulated from the effects of the Arab Spring.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:25:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Rebecca Cruise & Joshua Landis 30351 at http://kgou.org The Secret To Improving U.S.-Middle East Relations? More Idol, Dancing With The Stars World Views: June 28, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-june-28-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joshua Landis offers an update about the situation in Syria, and how chemical weapons affect the public’s view of the civil war. The panel also talks about the Edward Snowden case and the complexities of asylum and extradition.</span><br><br>Stigler, Oklahoma native <a href="http://pamolson.org/">Pamela Olson</a>&nbsp;moved to Palestine &nbsp;after she graduated in 2002. She settled in Ramallah, where she worked as the head writer and editor for the <em><a href="http://www.palestinemonitor.org/">Palestine Monitor</a>.&nbsp;</em>She just wrote a book about her experiences called&nbsp;<em>Fast Times in Palestine.</em></p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis, Hallie Arias & Brian Hardzinski 8666 at http://kgou.org World Views: June 28, 2013 Oklahoma’s Pamela Olson Describes The Hidden Realities Of Life In The Palestinian Territories http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-s-pamela-olson-describes-hidden-realities-life-palestinian-territories <p></p><p>When <a href="http://pamolson.org/Me.htm">Pamela Olson</a> traveled to the occupied West Bank on a whim in 2003, she only expected to stay for a week. She stayed for two years, though, and served as head writer and editor for the <em>Palestine Monitor</em> and as foreign press coordinator for Mustafa Barghouthi's 2005 presidential campaign – unlikely posts for a self-described “physics major, ex-bartender, volunteer from Oklahoma.”</p><p>“Of course I was intimidated,” Olson says. “I was worried because this was the first conflict zone I had ever been in, but just immediately I was made to feel so welcome.”</p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:30:00 +0000 Hallie Arias, Suzette Grillot & Joshua Landis 8660 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma’s Pamela Olson Describes The Hidden Realities Of Life In The Palestinian Territories World Views: April 5, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-april-5-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Tuesday the U.N. General Assembly approved a treaty to regulate the global arms trade, and the panel explores what role the CIA is playing in Arab and Turkish military aid to Syria.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ambassador&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/schneidc/?PageTemplateID=179" target="_blank">Cynthia Schneider</a> joins Suzette Grillot and Joshua Landis to discuss how culture influenced her diplomacy while representing the United States in the Netherlands between 1998 and 2001.</span></p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 3321 at http://kgou.org World Views: April 5, 2013 How Diplomacy Through Culture Can "Hold Up a Mirror" to Government http://kgou.org/post/how-diplomacy-through-culture-can-hold-mirror-government <p></p><p></p><p>While serving as the U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands in 2001, <a href="http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/schneidc/?PageTemplateID=179" target="_blank">Cynthia Schneider</a> used Hollywood to approach sensitive drug issues between American and Dutch officials.</p><p>Schneider invited embassy staffers focusing on drugs, and their counterparts in the Dutch Ministry of Justice, to a screening of Steven Soderbergh’s Oscar-winning film <em>Traffic.</em></p><p>“It's a very powerful film that shows the intricacies of drug trafficking, and really shows how complicated it is,” Schneider says. “That was a fantastic experience because it kind of leveled the playing ground, and after seeing that film together we were able to have the most honest, direct conversation that we ever had, and really make progress.”</p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:31:52 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis & Brian Hardzinski 3212 at http://kgou.org How Diplomacy Through Culture Can "Hold Up a Mirror" to Government World Views: March 15, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-march-15-2013 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot, &nbsp;Joshua Landis, and Rebecca Cruise discuss the election of Pope Francis, the financial situation of the Vatican, and the influence of the New World on the Catholic Church.</p><p>Deputy Director for Research at the Mohyla School of Journalism at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy <a href="http://en.j-school.kiev.ua/faculty/grynko/" target="_blank">Anastasiia Grynko</a> joins Grillot and Cruise for a conversation about media ethics and transparency in Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries.</p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise & Joshua Landis 1962 at http://kgou.org World Views: March 15, 2013 How Old Values Clash with New Rules in the Ukrainian Media http://kgou.org/post/how-old-values-clash-new-rules-ukrainian-media <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2004, a disputed presidential election in Ukraine sparked a two-month series of economic and political protests known as the Orange Revolution.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Department of State reported in 2006 that Ukrainian media outlets were freer and politically diverse than any time since the country gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:10:51 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 1860 at http://kgou.org How Old Values Clash with New Rules in the Ukrainian Media