The State of TV News

With the recent merger plans of KGMB, KHNL, and KFVE's news operations, the decline in the number of independent voices is being bemoaned by some journalist organizations. What is the future of broadcast news in Hawaii? Will shrinking ad dollars jeopardize the quality of broadcast journalism and its ability to objectively inform the public?

Host Dan Boylan moderates a panel of experts from differing perspectives on local TV news, and contributing editor Howard Dicus places it all in an economic context. Panelists include Wally Zimmermann, Garett Kamemoto, Elisa Yadao and Chris Conybeare.

This conversation was recorded on September 17, 2009 in the PBS Hawaii studio.

Insights on PBS Hawaii is presented on Thursdays at 7:30 PM on PBS Hawaii.


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