Roundtable: A Challenging Year For Media
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.