These are Trumpling times for journalists in America.
They failed to detect the extent of candidate Donald J.Trump’s appeal to voters, and so they utterly miscalled last November’s presidential election.
They have been trampled over by a combative and unpredictable President Trump and his lieutenants, who castigate the news media as “dishonest” liars, “opposition” conspirators and “a failing pile of garbage.”
And they are befuddled by the fact that many people don’t care about facts and seem more willing to accept “alternative facts” and fake news.
So how do journalists respond?
Renaissance Journalism ushered in the New Year with LearningLAB 2013, an exciting and well-received multimedia journalism training conference, held in the Journalism and Humanities departments at San Francisco State University on January 11. The conference attracted a sell-out crowd of more than 100 people representing a dynamic mix of Bay Area ethnic and community news organizations, grassroots nonprofit organizations, and foundations.
It’s only October, but it’s never too early to start planning for Renaissance Journalism’s next LearningLAB event, a one-day multimedia training conference, to be held on Friday, January 11, 2013, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., on the San Francisco State University campus. Registration fee is $25.