Roundtable: A Challenging Year For Media
Friday, September 18, 2020
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2020 poses a gauntlet of challenges for journalists and the news industry, a student journalist's perspective on the COVID-19 situation at San Diego State University, and California's huge investment in firefighting aircraft.
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Matthew T. Hall, president, Society of Professional Journalists
Brenden Tuccinardi, editor-in-chief, The Daily Aztec
John Wilkens, reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune
KPBS Roundtable airs on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. on KPBS Radio and at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS TV. Encore presentation Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on KPBS TV.
Covering The News In 2020
This year has been a challenge for most, including those who cover the news. Clashes with law enforcement, a crisis of trust & misinformation, and the economic fallout from the pandemic have made the job of journalism more difficult. Matthew Hall, the newly elected national president of the Society of Professional Journalists, joins us to talk about the role of media in this tumultuous time.
The COVID-19 Problem at SDSU
In less than a month, San Diego State University has seen hundreds of COVID-19 cases emerge in the campus community. The hotspot could influence overall numbers to the point that San Diego County tightens COVID-19 restrictions in the near future. Brenden Tuccinardi, editor-in-chief for The Daily Aztec, gives us some insight into the mood on campus and how seriously the university is responding.
California’s Firefighting Airpower
Fire crews in East County were able to keep the Valley Fire from being even more destructive in large part due to help from the air. A ton of resources were used in knocking down the flames from above. We talk with John Wilkens from The San Diego Union-Tribune about his recent deep dive into the history of California's firefighting aircraft.
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