I SEE U, Episode 35: The Future ‘Shift Key’ in Journalism

An award-winning professor and acclaimed TV reporter examine ways in which the future of journalism is battling for the attention of the consumer, while at the same time, trying to earn the public’s trust


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Critics believe independent writers, reporters, producers and content creators with large digital followers will paint the future of journalism. But with (mis)information so readily available via the internet, will media consumers trust those fresh voices? I SEE U host Eddie Robinson questions whether traditional journalism runs the risk of falling prey to an overwhelming arena of YouTubers, vloggers and podcasters hoping for a digital, multimedia transformation. Peabody Award-winning Professor of Media, Journalism and Film at Howard University's Cathy Hughes School of Communications, Sonja D. Williams, provides her insight; along with Emmy award-winning reporter, Justin Carter, who left his TV job to work for the independent media company, "The Shade Room," a celebrity news and trending gossip platform.


This article is part of the I SEE U with Eddie Robinson podcast

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Eddie Robinson

Eddie Robinson

Executive Producer & Host, I SEE U

A native of Mississippi, Eddie started his radio career as a 10th grader, working as a music jock for a 100,000-Watt (Pop) FM station and a Country AM station simultaneously. While Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus had nominated him for the U.S. Naval Academy in 1991, Eddie had an extreme passion...

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