In this podcast we're joined by NPR National Desk reporter Tom Bowman and Brigid Schulte, director of the Better Life Lab at New America, for an engaging discussion about the current state of journalism.
Bowman's previous reporting at The Baltimore Sun on racial and gender discrimination at the National Security Administration led to a Pentagon investigation in 1994.
Before joining New America, a non-partisan think tank, Schulte was an award-winning staff writer for The Washington Post, where she served for almost two decades. Schulte is also the acclaimed author of the New York Times best-selling book on time-management and time pressure, Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play when No One has the Time.
You can find him on Twitter @TBowmanNPR.
Listen to Tom's Q&A during his visit to the University of Oregon here: https://soundcloud.com/demystifying-media/26-demystifying-guest-lecture-tom-bowman
Here are the show notes from today's podcast:
1:15 - Why and how did you both become journalists? (Tom)
2:38 - Why and how did you both become journalists? (Brigid)
7:39 - The journalism landscape has changed immeasurable during your careers; what have been the biggest and most profound changes you’ve experienced?
11:45 - Current state of journalism (general discussion)
14:52 - The blurring of lines between journalism and opinion
18:02 - How can journalism schools and other stakeholders address these
28:18 - Journalistic adaptability: Tom and Brigid's experience changing businesses and mediums
34:29 - Tom and Brigid's personal and working dynamic (they're married!); how do their professional lives intersect and diverge?