Dr Michael J. Socolow
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Aiming for novelty in coronavirus coverage, journalists end up sensationalizing the trivial and untrue.6 min read
Reporters are trained to advance a story and report what is new. But that approach can end up shortchanging news consumers, who need greater context and persistent focus on an ongoing story.
Why do TV news shows book interviews with people who lie or obfuscate? Dogged interviewer Mike Wallace was an example of how to do it right. But on live TV, it’s almost impossible to do what he did.