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Shop Talk is a weekly panel discussion about journalism issues. This week’s program featured Will Buss, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University and advises the student editors at the Western Courier, the students at student radio station The Dog, and the WIU chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists; Rajvee Subramanian, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University; and TSPR News Director Rich Egger.

CNN's Cuomo Conundrum

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The New York Times reported on a dilemma CNN faced in recent weeks. The network's top-rated anchor is Chris Cuomo, whose brother Andrew faced a harassment scandal that ultimately led to his resignation as New York's governor.

The Times called this a difficult situation for the network and its president, Jeff Zucker, who had criticized Fox News when its prime-time hosts were involved in former President Donald Trump’s administration and campaign.

According to the Times, CNN barred Chris Cuomo from engaging in strategy sessions with the governor’s aides, but the network said it would not prohibit him from speaking directly with his brother about the scandal.

In May, Chris Cuomo apologized to viewers after word got out that he had counseled his brother’s aides on how to respond to the sexual misconduct accusations.

Shop Talk is a weekly panel discussion about journalism issues.  This week’s program featured Will Buss, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University and advises the student editors at the Western Courier, the students at student radio station The Dog, and the WIU chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists; Rajvee Subramanian, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University; and TSPR News Director Rich Egger.

Rich is TSPR's News Director.