Community Forum: Palin media mania

Alaska has been under the bright lights this year. Think back to the surprise birth of Governor Sarah Palin’s baby, Trigg; Troopergate and the firing of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Moneghan; John McCain’s selection of Palin to be his vice presidential running mate and now her 17 year old daughter, Bristol is commanding headlines.

Some listeners criticize the media for making too much of these stories, some say not enough is made of them. Who decides? Who sets the limits? And what do you think? Join Community Forum host Nellie Moore and her guests, UAA Journalism Professor, Edgar Blatchford and Dr. Fred Pearce, Chair of UAA’s Department of Journalism and Public Communications as they discuss the latest media frenzy over Governor Sarah Palin and her family.


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HOST: Nellie Moore, independent journalist


  • Edgar Blatchford, University of Alaska Anchorage, Journalism Professor
  • Dr. Fred Pearce, chair, University of Alaska Anchorage, Department of Journalism and Public Communications

LIVE BROADCAST: Wed, September 3, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.

REPEAT BROADCAST: Wed, September 3, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.


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