ABOUT THE PROJECT
In an evolving age, the journalism industry is facing a multifaceted, complex crisis. Some would suggest that journalism is in a purely economic market failure. But unlike most other market failures, our entire country relies on journalists, newspapers, television networks, and magazines to deliver information to the American people.
Therefore, this is different: this market failure could be a failure in our Democracy. The many issues facing journalists – and even journalism as an institution – are not limited to economic perils.
The presentation concluded a 30-month independent study and research project, which reviewed those issues, potential solutions, and one perspective of why we reached this point. Part of the study involved interviewing professional journalists and professors of journalism about their views of their industry. Examples of a few prominent journalists include All Things Considered host Ari Shaprio and NPR’s Scott Horsely.
WHEN WAS IT?
TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2020
7:30 PM EST
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this presentation was hosted virtually.
WHAT IS THIS PRESENTATION?
This presentation concluded a 30-month independent study and research project examining issues and ethics within the institution of journalism. It explored six unique aspects of journalism and the issues surrounding them. At the end of the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Who Am I?
Student. Communicator. Leader.
David Wolfe Bender is an award-winning, pioneering student journalist. Not only has his work been recognized at all levels of scholastic journalism, he has worked in professional media as well.
A member of the 2019 class of Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholars of Journalism, he was one of only 51 students (one per state and the District of Columbia) to be selected for the nationally recognized program.
David has covered 10 presidential candidates, local politics, and two members of the United States House of Representatives.
He graduated from Park Tudor School in May 2020 and will attend Indiana University to study journalism, political science, and economics. He will join their prestigious journalism honors cohort in the Ernie Pyle Scholars program and study in the Hutton Honors College.