Watch a bite-sized version of Breaking the News below:
Somewhere around the 2016 presidential election, people started responding…strangely to my journalism major. Uber drivers, family friends, even my doctor all questioned why I wanted to pursue a profession they viewed as biased and untrustworthy. And they weren’t the only ones: it felt like everywhere I turned, people were bashing the news media. So, I spent the summer before my senior year at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism trying to figure out why journalism seemed to have developed such a credibility problem.
I drove around the country interviewing hundreds of news consumers, politicians, and journalists. I ended up having conversations with everyone from Ralph Nader to editors of the New York Times, the Atlantic, Vox and POLITICO.
The result was Breaking the News: a feature-length documentary about distrust in the news media. This bite-sized version is meant to serve as a preview. To view the full version, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the “contact us” page.