New Journalists Are Tech Savvy But Lacking the Basics
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 764 , Segment 3
Episode: Teen Suicide, Little Fires Everywhere, Next Gen of Journalists
- Mar 9, 2018
- 16:06 mins
Guest: Patrick Ferrucci, PhD, Assistant Professor of Journalism, University of Colorado Boulder In “The Post” – the movie starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep – reporters at the Washington Post have just gotten their hands on a trove of documents from the top secret Pentagon Papers, which the New York Times was reporting on until the White House sued to stop it. Now The Post has a chance to run with the story, but there’s not much time to comb through the documents, figure out what’s most important and craft stories around that. If that story were happening 2018, the secret trove of documents would be more likely to come in the form of a digital dump. And that’s bad news for those of us who rely on journalists to inform us and hold our public officials accountable.