I’m joined by Delacorte Fellow Pete Vernon to discuss why it matters that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer primarily allows friendly outlets to ask questions at press briefings. CJR United States Project correspondent Corey Hutchins calls in to discuss fake news at the local level. And freelance journalist Jenni Monet, who was arrested while reporting at Standing Rock, joins to discuss coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.
Thanks for kicking it with us as we worked through technical difficulties this week. Like Spicer, we’re learning on the job.
- “All joking aside, here’s how Sean Spicer is shaking up the White House press briefing,” by Larry Buchanan and Karen Yourish, The New York Times
- “‘Fake news’ is dead,” by David Uberti, CJR
- “‘I’ve had it’: Family-owned Colorado paper threatens state legislator with lawsuit,” by Corey Hutchins, CJR
- “A reporter’s arrest crystallizes her commitment to cover Standing Rock,” by Jenni Monet, CJR