Dunlap: The State of Journalism
Poynter’s Karen Dunlap had a radio interview with Dan Maduri for NewsTalk Florida about the current state of journalism. Below are some of the responses to his question.
Asked about the field of journalism and what drew her to it:
“… We like to point out that it is an important factor for our democracy to have good journalism.”
Asked about the biggest change:
“… What I never saw coming but I’m glad it did is probably the way that so many people can involve themselves now in roles as journalists… The Internet has allowed people to be reporters, it has allowed people to tell stories, it has opened up the field of reporting…”
Asked about citizen journalists:
“… What I do applaud is the ability for people to tell small and large stories and to do it in a way that is, is um, contextually correct, factually true, independent in terms of any bias…”
Asked about people getting more news through Facebook and Twitter:
“… I’m happy for young people to be interested in the news. The next step, I hope, is that they start learning news sources…”
Total length of interview was 13 minutes, 17 seconds.