Thirty Seconds, Thirty Paragraphs, Stony Brook University discussed on The World Next Week
I really saw you know or When archbishop romero was killed in solid where think i'm the only american journalists that actually saw his body afterwards And and you know it. I think repress it And in it may be comes back at some other time but there are lots of people now in the journalism. World did study. this are concerned about it. because i'm trying to think of what's the dart i guess it's the institute that has major research on the ptsd journalists suffer from their jones I think the way. I would answer that question. You have to be aware. It's a possibility and is something's disturbing to you. You seek help us to brandon kaku. Who is a student at stony brook university asked what are some reliable methods of fact checking in today's world bec was back to this misinformation and disinformation will believe nothing you find on the internet. That's what i would say. Seek out your own sources on it and in Just because something's written in some format or even a video doesn't mean it actually happened that way So it's there's a lot of lots of reporting you have to do on those things You know people have gotten more and more comfortable with wikipedia But as you know we compete is edited by a lot of people the identities of which we don't know so i would just say you have to be skeptical. Have to always be skeptical and and look for reliable sources in the balance between printing reporting the story before checking. you know. there's been a lot of the rush to get the first one to print it or to to announce the news and then have to roll it back because you know checked on it and found out some pieces were not true. What's the balance there. Well i think The way i look at it is and i think of myself as a digital first journalists so i do like to be first on things. I like to post quickly when we've learned something but the way i balanced that is that in that i take. I try to make sure we're only reporting that which we know And then we're going to build out one of the other great things about the internet. Is you post three paragraphs well that can become thirty paragraphs you have time to report. At that point you get credit for For having gotten the basic information first and then you get to flesh it out I'm i'm always hopeful that we don't discovering the fleshing it out the lead paragraph was wrong But but here again. That's that's Trying to always be aware that you don't want report something you you don't know or if you haven't confirmed that's hard. I think it's violated a lot in in on the internet People move too quickly. I'm trying to remember. There was a story the other day. the other week now i think everybody reported it and it turned out not to be true. And you wonder. How is that possible. That all these news outlets Went with the same supposed fact that turned out not to be the case and part of that is the we just relied on one source and it turned out to be accurate But you know that's that's a good thing to be cautioned. I i do think in the in the current era where we're competing with one another to to for people's eyeballs on the web and for google to search for our story or to find our story in the surge That you want to be. I being i you know thirty seconds can be the difference between nobody reading your story and thirty thousand people reading your story. So that's a real thing to be worried about But you know if you make mistakes too often people will not click on your stories either So you just limit yourself in that. I go to the stuff you really know And and and then you build it at a later rate so we have two questions. In in the chat that are related for molly sherman again at mcdaniel college emmanuel at the senior online editor of the middlebury campus at middlebury college. So molly assets in an era when many considered to be crisis of truth. How do we enhance our credibility as journalists news source entities an individual articles and emmanuel piggybacks. On that how can we reduce barriers to entering journalism. That writers for more marginalized backgrounds may face It seems that people with important perspective or the diverse perspectives are often absent in the news room. Which often Also influences what we choose to report on the those are. Those are both difficult questions. i think In terms of the big question about marginalized voices I think sink combine on all of us to recognize that there may be perspectives. That you're not aware of or sources that are getting less attention And and i think that is a conscious effort. You have to make say who hasn't been spoken to on this subject. Who may have an opinion. It's worth reporting or inexperience or perspective. That is a That is something you have to do deliberately with every story. You're editors should help you with that. You should help reporters who Are reporting to you with that An it should just be part of your conscious thought process as you look at a story is who are we not talking to. Who has a dog in this fight. and and That's also you know not playing necessarily choose. Receive the interests of your audience to be in. This goes back to something. I was saying earlier. I think Readers are smart people and viewers for that matter. They're smart people And they will be intrigued. Interested open to a perspective that perhaps is different from their's is long as you present it in in a in an open and thoughtful way That's just..