CNN anchor Erin Burnett faced criticism last week for participating in a Saudi investment conference decried by critics as an exercise in propaganda to rehabilitate the regime’s image following the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
The media has been overly optimistic that the incoming Biden administration will offer a complete reprieve from the Trump era, exalting the president-elect at a time when maintaining a critical view of our leaders is crucial.
The days-long vote-counting process and the manner in which television networks covered the election returns has renewed a longstanding debate over objectivity in covering voting, elections and politics at large.
A panel of journalists and legal and communications experts discussed this summer’s nationwide protests against police brutality, and what sustained them as a movement, during a virtual event on Oct. 8.
In the face of staggering misinformation and President Trump’s attacks on the legitimacy of this election, journalists covering races across the ballot have a responsibility to keep readers informed on every step of the electoral process.