Friday, October 18, 2019

Has the Media Learned Anything Since the 2016 Election?

After taping "Greater Boston" on Wednesday afternoon, I headed over to Northeastern University, to participate in an event at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. I was on a panel with Kimberly Atkins, the Washington Correspondent for NPR/WBUR, and Nate Fredman, a former producer for "The Bill O’Reilly Show" on Fox News (now in charge of digital media at The Hill), discussing and debating whether the media is doing a better job of covering the 2020 presidential election than they did covering the one in 2016.

As you might imagine, it made for a lively discussion. The students in the audience seemed surprised to discover that while partisanship may run roughshod all over Washington, and while voters seem more divided than ever, journalists generally get along just fine, even when they represent employers who cater to different politically active audiences.

The event was part of the University’s Myra Kraft Open Classroom, and since it was open to the public, it was also live-streamed, so you can watch it all right here:

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