Wednesday, May 1, 2019

How Corporate Ownership Changed Memphis Media

Posted By on Wed, May 1, 2019 at 4:42 PM

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I recently visited WYPL FM for a conversation about Memphis media with Storyboard Memphis publisher, Mark Fleischer. Though the interview was inspired by Going to Pieces, a Memphis Flyer cover story about the state of print media in Memphis, we stumbled down some deep rabbit holes in a detailed account of how daily newspapers like The Commercial Appeal lost revenue, relevance, and readers they are unlikely to reclaim. 

I'm honestly not sure that I ever really answered any of Mark's questions, but we cover a lot of history, and context that's not addressed in the original reporting so I wanted to flag the interview for interested readers. 

SB 30 Episode 9: Chris Davis of the Memphis Flyer

For our show April 28, we sat down with journalist Chris Davis of the Memphis Flyer and took an in-depth look at the current landscape of the print newspaper and how we got here, based in part on Chris' great reporting for his Flyer series Justice in Journalism, and his March 14, 2019 story "Going to Pieces" (link below).

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