Geneva Overholser is a senior fellow at the University of Southern California Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, and an independent journalist in New York City. She was until July 2013 director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism. She is a former editor of the Des Moin...
How lucky for Dori J. Maynard that she got to be a Nieman Fellow (1993), just like her father, Robert C. Maynard, had 27 years before. And how lucky for all of us in the U.S. that she followed and expanded her father’s work as the nation’s most influential advocate for news media diversity. Feeling devastated upon hearing of Dori’s death, I scanned my brain to bring forth some good memories. She was a teenager in 1975 when I first met her at Bob’s Adams Morgan home in D.C.
Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. In June 2006, I published “On Behalf of Journalism: A Manifesto for Change.” It examined nine propositions likely to have an effect on the future of journalism, and culminated in a number of recommendations.
People will be parsing this election for years to come. Here's one thing I know: Journalism failed us badly. Since we are going to need good journalism more than ever in the days ahead, I offer some thoughts about what went wrong: The bottomless well of Trump coverage early on.
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