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10/26/11: The Politico Model


Wednesday as part of our series on the future of journalism, Doug sits down with Martin Tolchin. Tolchin is a founder of Politico, a news outlet best known for its constantly updated on-line edition. In a time when many news organizations were cutting back, Politico took the opposite tack, investing in their product and hiring veteran reporters away from The Washington Post and Time magazine. Tolchin joins us to talk about their model and about whether that investment is paying off. For details on other events in the Hinckley Institute's Siciliano Forum on The Future of Journalism, click here


Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.