The Murrow Interview
Future of Journalism
The decline in the number of journalists working in the Pacific Northwest threatens to undermine civic engagement, government accountability and the public’s knowledge of local communities, according to a panel of national experts convened by Washington State University and the Seattle Times.
“I think what we see happening is that we’re losing in some places the muscle memory of local news,” said Ken Doctor, a national media analyst and author. “A whole generation is growing up not even understanding what that’s all about.”
WSU’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication and the Seattle Times brought together dozens of regional and national news media leaders to discuss the seismic changes that have staggered traditional media in the past decade.