Welcome to the Reporter’s Studio. I hear you. What is the reporter’s studio?
Let me answer that with a couple of questions. What do you know about the news media? Is your answer, my local newspaper, my local NPR station, my favorite television network news? Maybe you think the news media is fake. But, seriously. Do you know a journalist? Do you know what they do day in and day out to bring you the news? Better yet, have you ever wondered what life would be like if there was no news? How would you know what politicians are doing? How would you know what the economic markets are doing? How would you know if there was a dangerous person whom police are seeking now in your neighborhood?
All of those questions are the reason for this website and podcast. We’re here to help you understand what a journalist is and isn’t. We’ll tell you about how the news is made. And we’ll tackle those questions about fake news. And no, this is not just for people in the business. This is for anyone who consumes the news.
Every week we’ll talk to a journalist about their day to day, and about their thoughts on the way people view the news media. By the way, you’ll hear me say news media industry and not just the word media because we need to be accurate.
If we define media, well this is the best way to look at it.
That’s not the same as what we’ll be discussing. We’re talking about news.
So now you know why I do that.
I want to hear from you. What questions do you have about the news and the people who create it every day? Post your thoughts on the LinkedIn page or the Youtube page.
When it’s all said and done, I hope this podcast helps us answer your questions about what the news media is supposed to be, and who journalists are supposed to represent.