Podcast: How media pressure forced Trump’s hand on border policy


On the latest episode of The Kicker, Pete and Nausicaa talk about coverage of the border crisis that has been dominating national news for the past week. The public outrage that forced President Trump to sign an executive order attempting to end the crisis that he created wouldn’t have happened without sustained media coverage. What caused that reporting to break through? And what do journalists need to do as the story continues? Pete and Nausicaa talk about those questions and more on the podcast.


Nausicaa Renner and Pete Vernon are the authors of this article. Renner is the digital editor for Columbia Journalism Review. She tweets at @nausjcaa. Vernon is a CJR staff writer. Follow him on Twitter @ByPeteVernon.