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Who Says Journalism is Dead?

Who Says Journalism is Dead? DENVER – (June 28, 2010) – “Journalism is collapsing, and with it courses the most serious threat in our lifetimes to self-government and the rule of law in the United States. Unless we rethink alternatives and reforms, the media will continue to flail until journalism is all but extinguished.” Studio 12 host Tamara Banks welcomes John Nichols and Robert McChesney, authors of The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again. Along with Michael Roberts from Westword and CPT12 CEO and President Wick Rowland, the panel will discuss the evolution of the media in an age of shrinking newsrooms on Wednesday, June 30 at 8 p.m. on Channel 12.1. The show will air again at 11:30 p.m. Robert McChesney is author/editor of 16 books. He holds an endowed Professorship in Communications Studies at the University of Illinois. John Nichols is Washington correspondent for The Nation and is one of America’s leading progressive authors and political journalists. McChesney and Nichols, who spell out the rapid decline of and possible financial solutions for American journalism in their book, are founders of Free Press, the leading media reform organization and creators of the National Media Reform Conference. Viewers may call in during the live Studio 12 program (303-296-1253) or send questions via email (studio12@kbdi.org) or via the station’s Face book fan page, KBDI-12 Colorado Public Television. Questions may be sent before or during the program. This episode of Studio 12 also will be available for viewing via the on-demand feature of www.CPT12.org after July 2, 2010. ### About Colorado Public Television (KBDI) Colorado Public Television, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2010, has set itself apart with carriage of an unparalleled amount of local public affairs programming. Channel 12’s "community voice" programming engages viewers in community-based discussions of state, national and global issues. The station delivers three digital channels: its flagship main broadcast signal with a strong mix of local, national and international programming (12.1); the best of independently produced documentaries, music, travel, exercise, cooking, public affairs and more (12.2); and MHz Worldview, a channel providing international news from five continents and diverse cultural perspectives for a globally minded audience (12.3). Director of Marketing and Communications KBDI-TV, Channel 12 (PBS) World View – Community Voice Denver, CO 303-991-5038 (direct) Facebook: KBDI-12 Colorado Public Television Twitter: ColoPublicTV

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