The Watergate-era journalist spoke April 4 in Des Moines as presidential history unfolded in New York.
Thanks Kyle. Do we know what our journalism schools are doing to better prepare future journalism to deal with misinformation, fake news, AI, etc. Do we know what our business schools are doing to teach our future leaders in the business community what roles they can play.
Thanks, Kyle. The rain kept us home last night, but we watched the live stream. Mr. Woodward's strongest statement was his last one. He gave a real world example of what happens when journalists sink into group think instead of looking for the whole story. We were disappointed in his answer to the question about journalists withholding information for their book that could make a difference in the public realm. I didn't think he answered the question either, but he helped to make the case against journalists doing this when he related his conversation with Trump 104 days before the election and Woodward asked the president about what plan he had to get the COVID pandemic under control and his response was that he would talk about his plan in 104 days. That is information the American people could have used when it came to voting that year.
thanks for the coverage. I read with interest how Woodward admitted his journalistic error on group think. Were there any questions about how 'group think' of pre-internet days has been accelerated and exacerbated with the dominance and prevalence of social media (good, bad and the ugly)? Did he have any suggestions for how historically respected sources of news can slow down pace and power of disinformation?