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“You look all over the paper, in all kinds of different ways, and it’s clear that readers had a demand for this sort of journalism. This funny mix of really substantive on really big, complicated topics, but presented in a really approachable way.”
Reporters and editors from prominent news organizations waded through the challenges (new and old) of reporting in the current political climate during a Harvard University event on Tuesday night.
Top journalists from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and the Nieman Foundation discuss the path forward for reporting in the Trump era.
When people talk about explanatory journalism, the focus is on new players like Vox and FiveThirtyEight, or on giants like the Times and the Post. But can connecting the dots trickle down to the local level?
Dean Baquet takes over a Times newsroom with enormous digital potential and lots of structural roadblocks to achieving it. Can he be more than a transitional figure for digital?
“Is there a way to take some of the knowledge that people at The New York Times already have that ends up on the cutting room floor, and put it in front of readers?”