Reporter, Editor, Bloomberg discussed on Public Affairs Events
That any more than one is usually a good idea definitely, so other comments or questions For our panel Several of you spoke about intimidation, that reporters receive and I've gone to several panels this week where this has come up again and again and hearing the other night from NBC news and obviously an, organization, like Bloomberg the the, New York Times they have a structure in place of support for their journalists and. For their reporters when these issues of intimidation come about specifically the other day that the woman from the New York Times who was one of the reporters who broke the Weinstein case spoke that had she. Worked somewhere else she might not have had that support from editors for the months and months took her to pull that story together when he was actively. Intimidating many reporters I'm wondering what advice would you give to people at, smaller news organizations medium or small sized that perhaps wouldn't have all have that reputational, support behind them institutional support behind them No question that that makes a big difference as someone who's worked, for like a little paper in Alabama where you'd have like sheriffs and even smaller, counties like intimidating people Versus working at the Chicago Tribune or Bloomberg Well known charities we did investigative work with against when I. Was at the, Chicago Tribune and big threats but you know when, you're chairman CEO's a former Wall Street banker and you have a, lot of, lawyers, and people are very season they're like okay don't worry about it And you have not only that financial and. Establishment power behind, you but the depth of experience up and down, the line to kind of gauge things it makes things a lot, easier the, only, thing I can say Is you have to instill in, here journalists that people will try to intimidate you I mean the people still constantly. Try to intimidate me and my. At our reporters in small ways Little there's constant little friction with the White House with the State Department where they're trying to. Claim you know that we shouldn't be doing something and, it's really to try to intimidate us and. A lot, of journalism in small ways and large will be people trying to charm you intimidate you And you just have to get people, used to thinking about that but I do think it I now that I'm on the other side and an editor going over to. The dark side I am highlighting the positives of that it really helps to even in the small paper hopefully have, that, wise editor who can can. Can reassure you or say you, know we need to listen to that other side? Sometimes and it's a difficult thing as a reporter and editor to say okay they are raising a point they are trying to intimidate me but to what degree. Is this a valid point I need to listen to that and it helps if you can discuss that with someone else And and the I personally think it helps to bring both experienced to it and fresh People are unjaded and on. Unexperienced and don't have that narrowness that you get with experience over time And that's that's the main thing I would.