S3 E11 | THE FIRST: PRESS
Calvin & Kent sit down with Steve Phelps for the third installment in our 4-part series, "The First." We discuss the connection between the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press, the trouble with “fake news,” and whether or not the press wields the power it once did in a digital world.
Topics Discussed in this Episode:
The association between freedom of the press and freedom of speech
Why the press is considered "the fourth estate"
Whether reporters should be given more protections regarding sources
How has the Internet Age affected the news media, positively and negatively
Whether editorial opinions are useful in an age where everyone's voice matters
Are news organizations with a political bent delivering the news or are they propagandists
Considering constitutional protections for those who blog, vlog, and podcast as new members of the media