Working Behind the Screens

The podcast for news junkies. What’s it like to cover some of the most incredible, impactful, strange, and crazy stories in the country? Find out from the Working Behind the Screens podcast!

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Episode 20 takes on Alex Jones and his upcoming interview on NBC. The decision to interview the well known conspiracy theorist has been debated on social media since it was announced. The guys break i...
June 16, 2017
After a short hiatuis, WBTS is back with nothing but Covfefe to talk about. The big topic of discussion this week (after covfefe) is a proposed rule that would eliminate a mandate that news stations h...
June 12, 2017
It's May and for us t.v. folks that means sweeps.  The guys talk about the television sweeps model, how it came to be, and if it could use an update.  Plus, free nuggets for the Wendy's guy!
May 14, 2017
Any way you look at it, this past week wasn't great for journalism jobs - especially sports. ESPN let go of 100 employees with many being sports journalists. The guys talk about why..plus Bill O'Reill...
May 4, 2017
Episode 16 tackles the Facebook Live brewing issue. After a Cleveland man broadcast his murder on the social media site's platform, should the FCC step in? How do you regulate what is supposed to be r...
April 24, 2017
The guys talk about the United Airlines video and how it showed all the ways that air travel isn't great. Plus, was it right to cover the passenger's past? All that and more on episode 15 of WBTS!
April 18, 2017
Can the public's trust in the news be saved or is it beyond repair? A new initiative fueled by Facebook and other tech companies hopes to weed out fake news and the guys debate whether or not it's a w...
April 10, 2017
A continuation of the "scoop" versus "breaking" discussion as well as the overall health of news after some record breaking first quarter numbers. Plus, snakes on a plane and an elderly man steals an ...
April 3, 2017
Episdoe 12 tackles "the scoop." On the heels of Rachel Maddow's Trump tax returns story, the guys talk about if it was succesful and how to handle getting an exclusive story. Do you blast it out on so...
March 19, 2017
Episode 11 brings us to the "future" of local news with investments being made in some bigger cities to try and form the "Buzzfeed of Local News."  Will it work? What is it? Is that where all news is...
March 11, 2017

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