This edition: Informing The News: The Need For Knowledge-Based Journalism
Original tape date: November 20, 2013.
First aired: January 20, 2014.
Journalists sorely need more expertise in the topics they report on, such as business, education and geopolitics, says Thomas Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at Harvard. For unless they know their subject area well, they are vulnerable to their sources and their reporting may be skewed or incomplete.
Thomas E. Patterson Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press, Harvard University