The Top Left Corner, Episode 18, “Berkshire Media Mavens,” Part 2:
Tammy Daniels on “What IS the News?”

September 16, 2015

As we re-boot the “Audio iBeat” segment of the Top Left Corner, Tammy Daniels, Managing Editor at offers listeners a crash-course on journalism.

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NOTE: This episode, which  features conversations with both Kate Abbott and Tammy Daniels, ran so long that breaking it up into two parts only made sense. This, Part II, is our informative and insightful discussion with Tammy Daniels.

Yes, we have so totally missed talking to Tammy every week. Summer got way away from us both, and before we knew it, news starting congealing into history. We have some great ideas for stories coming up in the next few weeks, so we’re both super excited to launch into Autumn news-harvesting mode.

In this episode, Tammy shares some of her views on journalistic best-practices, objective reporting in a historical context, and how the changes taking place in media are affecting the way we consume information. Considering that iBerkshires is probably the oldest digital-first newspaper, she’s in a unique position to ponder these issues.

If you’re a news junkie who wants to peel back yet more of the layers that often obscure the media machine, I encourage you to give a listen to two shows that dissect media coverage of current events in a marvelously perceptive way:

The Media Project from WAMC—The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with The Times Union’s Rex Smith, WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.

On the Media—WNYC’s weekly investigation into how the media shapes our world view. Veteran journalists Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield take a closer look at what the news media does and doesn’t say, and the impact that has on our society.

If you want to have a discussion about how the Greylock Glass covers the news, why not head on over to our public Facebook Group for the Greylock Glass? There you can carry on spirited (though always respectful) conversations and debates about the issues that turn up in our news coverage.


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