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Journalists Reflect On Their Changing Role Under Trump

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President Trump has openly shared his animosity towards the media, calling journalists “among the most dishonest human beings on Earth.” New White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s first remarks to the media from the press briefing room amounted to a lecture against what he called “deliberately false reporting.”

Host Frank Stasio speaks with three panelists about the changing role of the media under the new administration: Jeffrey Ballou, president of the National Press Club; Ian Tuttle, columnist with the National Review; and Courtney Radsch, advocacy director for the Committee to Protect Journalists. 

Laura Pellicer is a digital producer with WUNC’s small but intrepid digital news team.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.