The difficulties experienced by traditional media outlets – especially newspapers – have been highly publicized and well-documented. The Internet and the emergence of social media have changed the way people around the world access information. For many, Walter Cronkite’s death was the end of an era — and an opportunity to reflect on the changing nature of the media. Will newspapers and traditional media outlets be able to adapt to the new media scene?
In this week’s edition of the Scouting Report, Ron Nessen, former White House Press Secretary and NBC reporter, now Journalist in Residence at the Brookings Institution, took your questions about the future of the news industry. Fred Barbash, senior editor at Politico, moderated the discussion.
One of the things Arabs always ask a new administration is ‘Please avoid doing things on the Arab-Israeli issue — and tell the Israelis not to do things that would create a crisis.' That, which would be a normal thing for Arab governments to do, is magnified by the anti-ISIS imperative.