Although some people view TV news anchors as just another pretty face reading the news off a teleprompter, they are real journalists. So if you want to be a news anchor, you’ll need the same skill set as any journalist–plus a few additional ones.
Interviewing people is both a science and an art.
Online fact-checking groups around the globe are fighting to defuse stand-offs between protestors, police and government officials–not with guns or explosives, but with facts.
I’m not going to lie—the news industry is in a huge transition. But there is also a case to be made that the industry is starting to reap the benefits of this disruption.
Basically, if there’s violence, conflict or death involved, it gets top billing. Nowhere is this more true than in television news, which coined the expression, “If it bleeds, it leads.”
They can try–but they will fail. And that’s not something to bemoan. It’s something to recognize and build on because total objectivity is a myth.
Facebook has once again found evidence that its platform has been exploited by foreign groups to spread misinformation.
Simple: by maintaining journalistic integrity. But sometimes, that’s easier said than done.
Whether we realize it or not, we have all experienced cognitive dissonance. It is a universal human affliction that transcends culture, race, nationality, and religion. There is no cure, but there are things you can do to treat it.
Short-staffed fact-checkers, a fight against disinformation, and a struggle for resources in a decade long conflict.