In my new post I call on the press to shift to an "emergency" footing in the coverage of Donald Trump. It is written as an editor's note explaining the change.
Here's my post where I explain how the press can shift to an "emergency setting" in its daily coverage of President Trump. These are the major steps. Click the link for the details and rationale.
Picturing that? Because better than any argument I can construct, such an image explains why in my new post I recommend withdrawal from the briefing room, suspension of normal relations with the Trump government, and a switch to an emergency setting. 14/
"On everything that involves the caronavirus crisis his public statements have been unreliable. And that is why today we announce that we are shifting our coverage of the President to an emergency setting." My new post. I hope you will read and share it.
"He is not obliged to answer our questions. But neither are we obligated to assist him in misinforming the American people." If you haven't read it, my post about how the press can shift to an "emergency" setting in its coverage of the Trump presidency.
Excellent column by Alarm at campaign rallies posing as “briefings” is not just some weirdo concept from + + + me + others. “Fact checkers" never catch up w disinfo spewed on live TV
If you missed it over the weekend, here is my latest post explaining how news organizations can shift to an "emergency" setting in their coverage of the Trump presidency. Here are the major points. Click the link for details and rationale.
Please RETWEET: This is the policy EVERY U.S. MEDIA OUTLET should adopt. Media is endangering America by not putting its coverage of Donald Trump and his public statements into National Emergency Mode. That mode is described below—and it could save lives.
Wishing they would get tougher with their questions in the briefing room is not going to cut it. My new post recommends that the press switch to an emergency setting in its coverage of the President. It's written as an editor's note explaining the shift.
Thanks, Jason. Elizabeth: In this post (linked to in my thread) I recommend that newsrooms shift to an "emergency" setting and roll out a new set of rules for reporting on his presidency. Abandoning the briefing room is one step. I describe many others
I love this call from for journalists to switch to an emergency setting. It is, at once, inconceivable to most journalists and entirely sensible and exactly the conversation we need.
I missed this at the time... "Today we are switching our coverage of Donald Trump to an emergency setting "This means our journalism will work in a different way, as we try to prevent the President from misinforming you through us."
Yes! Have been tweeting it, along with this related piece
From my post describing how a hypothetical newsroom can switch to an "emergency" footing in its coverage of the current president.
March 19: "Even this far into his term, it is still a bit of a shock to be reminded that the single most potent force for misinforming the American public is the current president of the United States."
PressThink, March 19. "Even this far into his term, it is still a bit of a shock to be reminded that the single most potent force for misinforming the American public is the current president of the United States."
So are we ready to say the press needs to switch to an "emergency" setting in its treatment of the Trump presidency?
Media organizations please, we are begging you, stop airing the press conferences.
Media must shift focus of coverage from what ⁦⁩ is saying to what OUR federal government is doing, emphasizing entire #WhiteHouse beat and adding people who penetrate bureaucracy from the rim, rather than distortion machine’s center
'In addition to, “does this fairly represent what he said?” we will ask: is what he said something we should be amplifying?"' Media organizations that ignore this advice, echoed by many respected journalists, are accomplices to murder. Please listen.
#Media take note: "We will not cover live any speech, rally, or press conference involving the president. The risk of passing along bad information is too great." #journalism
important suggestions for how the press should treat Trump going forward, from ⁦⁩. unless you think Trumpie is doing a heckuva job, you should read this.
“True: he is not obliged to answer our questions. But neither are we obligated to assist him in misinforming the American people about the spread of the virus, and what is actually being done by his government.”