Fifty years have passed since the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission, shook the news media with its declaration that "the journalistic profession has been shockingly backward in seeking out, hiring, training and promoting Negroes."
Gaps in coverage left swaths of voters unheard from during the 2016 presidential campaign, four journalists agreed during a News Leadership Conference panel Tuesday.
Dave Russell, a member of the Safety and Operations Branch of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integration Office, said the drone is at the same place now as the car was then.
Julie Pace, the Washington bureau chief for The Associated Press, would argue that there’s a level of sophistication surrounding President Donald J. Trump’s most loyal followers.
Butch Ward, senior faculty and former managing director at The Poynter Institute, talked to 2017 News Leadership Conference attendees about the power of relationships at a leadership development session on Tuesday morning.
Miami Herald Columnist Leonard Pitts told journalists Monday that they needed to be tougher about reporting the truth and to stop wimping out when it comes to covering President Trump.
With the trust in the United States press dropping, something American journalists might not recognize is that the rest of the world is not only watching, but also reacting.
Though fake news has become a “weapon” increasingly waged against the mainstream media, journalists likewise have an arsenal of tools to curb eroding trust among readers.
Scott Mayerowitz, digital storytelling and multi-platform editor for business news at The Associated Press, said newsrooms must shift from traditional to the digital mindset.
Five panelists with experience covering the White House discussed the positives and negatives of covering President Donald J. Trump’s administration compared with past administrations to about 50 people at the ASNE/APME/APPM conference.
Each journalist and editor on the panel have mounted successful efforts to engage their own respective communities.
Effective leadership and communication strategies were the focus of the ASNE Emerging Leaders Institute in Washington, D.C. at the 2017 News Leadership Conference.