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Catalyst Radio: GVSU's Vandana Magal, on newspaper industry, global and local media

Vandana Magal talks about the rise of the newspaper industry in other global markets in spite of the decline experienced in this country. Magal also shares about her research involving media literacy around the world.
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About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

Vandana Magal, GVSU associate professor of journalism

Vandana Magal, GVSU associate professor of journalism

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Vandana Magal, associate professor of Journalism at Grand Valley State University’s School of Communications, joins us on Catalyst Radio to share her perspective on current media trends.

With one of Magal’s focuses in her teaching and research on global communications, she talks about the state of media, and specifically about print media. Although in the West, newspapers are viewed as on the decline, emerging markets such as in India are experiencing an increase in this very accessible medium.

Having previously worked for The Economic Times in Bombay, Magal shares her worldview on the media landscape, which includes what she sees here in the varied Grand Rapids communities.



Music featured on Catalyst Radio this week is from Michigan band Lac La Belle – the duo of Jennie Knaggs anad Nick Schillace. The brand new disc is called Bring on the Light, and we’re featuring the song “Around The World.”

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