Reporting on the war
Journalists have played a significant role in keeping the public informed after Russia invaded Ukraine last week. They do so by putting themselves in harm’s way – they are on the scene in eastern Europe where war is being waged.
In some cases, reporters are even pushing back against their colleagues in the U.S. The Washington Post reported Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin has corrected comments made by Harris Faulkner, Sean Hannity, and other ill-informed hosts who are keen on sharing their opinions but not so keen on presenting the facts.
Shop Talk is a weekly panel discussion about journalism issues. This week’s program featured Will Buss, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University and advises the student editors at the Western Courier, the students at student radio station The Dog, and the WIU chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists; Rajvee Subramanian, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University; and TSPR News Director Rich Egger.