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CitizenCast: Free Press in the Trump Age

We spoke with a panel of journalists from the front lines about why a free press matters—and how they are holding fast to truth

Truth. Standards. Facts. Reliability. Facts

These are the pillars of good journalism, the principles that keep readers, viewers, listeners informed about their world and armed with the tools to make real choices, judgements and actions. These are also the pillars that have been mightily shaken these last few years.

On Tuesday night, MSNBC’s Ali Velshi; The Washington Post’s Ashley Parker; and The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jonathan Tamari joined Citizen co-founder/editor Larry Platt in front of 130 people for a fascinating, rousing and ultimately inspiring conversation about the state of the free press in Pres. Trump’s America. The trio—all with local ties—revealed what it’s like to cover this administration (hint: it involves very early mornings); how they respond to criticism (from the right and the left); and how they hold fast to their principles (they just do it).

Listen here to the discussion:

 

 

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