Allison Teague, host of the online interview program “Conversations with Vermonters and Beyond,” interviewed Vermont Daily Chronicle editor and publisher Guy Page April 5.
In Episode 50 of her long-running video program, the pair of veteran Vermont journalists proceeded to “talk journalism standards and many other standards currently in place here in Vermont, and the agendas behind them, who benefits, and who is funding it,” Teague described in the promo for the episode.
Teague is the author of award-winning Vermont journalism, and is a former reporter for the Commons community newspaper in Brattleboro.
They discussed the evolving funding models for Vermont media, which now increasingly rely on not-for-profit organizations that are themselves reliant on or supportive of Big Government. It was noted that during the pandemic, most of Vermont’s media organizations (although not Vermont Daily Chronicle) took direct payments from the government to make payroll.