Archives for February, 2017

Journalism in the Trump era

Posted: Feb. 6, 2017 | Tags: interns

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From left: Robert Costa, Kristen Soltis Anderson and Trevor Thrall talk about the challenges of covering the new Trump administration.

Donald Trump spared no time battling the American media. Not only did he call the media “dishonest” the first day after taking office, but Sean Spicer, his press secretary, held the first briefing to accuse the media of “deliberately false reporting” on the inauguration’s crowd size.

 “In America, the president reigns for four years, and journalism governs forever and ever,” said Nikolav Malyarov, the moderator of one of PressReader’s forums on political ...

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Becoming a journalist

Posted: Feb. 6, 2017 | Tags: interns

A panel of media professionals shared their back stories with reporters and journalism students at a PressReader forum on political coverage recently in Washington.

PressReader is a Canadian-based news community that offers all-you-can-read news access to newspapers and magazines around the globe.

Rick Klein, political director of ABC News, said it was the variety of experiences that drew him into the business.

 “There’s something about the ability to go and ask questions of people and experience things and learn something that to me is always compelling,” Klein said.

Ashley Codianni, director of social publishing at CNN, said she found ...

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Recent news

Posted: Feb. 2, 2017 | Tags: Charles Lewis

Executive Editor Charles Lewis was interviewed for a New York Times story Jan. 28, and commented on the first week of the Trump presidency and its widely identified falsehoods: 

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Charles Lewis 

“We’ve never seen anything this bizarre in our lifetimes, where up is down and down is up and everything is in question and nothing is real,” said Lewis, the founder of the Center for Public Integrity and the author of “935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity,” a book about presidential deception.

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