Closer Look: Attacks on News Media — Journalist Round Table; Ga. Distracted Driving Law; And More

Journalists Hank Klibanoff, Dr. Nsenga Burton and Maggie Holland speak out about the Maryland newsroom traged
Journalists Hank Klibanoff, Dr. Nsenga Burton and Maggie Holland speak out about the Maryland newsroom tragedy on "Closer Look."
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Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: The recent tragedy in a Maryland newsroom, after a gunman killed five and injured others, raises more concerns about the current anti-news media rhetoric. The current administration’s relationship with various news outlets has also spurred anti-news media sentiment. So what does it mean for journalists – whether new to the profession or a veteran in their field – to work in this climate? And where do we go from here? It’s a round table discussion with local journalists. We’re joined by Hank Klibanoff; a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, journalist, professor and podcast host; Dr. Nsenga Burton, an author, journalist, and media and communications professor; and Maggie Holland, a student journalist at The Red & Black and an intern at Atlanta Magazine.
  • 36:01: The Hands-Free Georgia Act, aimed at reducing distracted driving, took effect on July 1st. It’s now illegal to drive while holding a phone in Georgia. Some local researchers say the law may have unintended consequences. We break down the new law and its implications with Robert Rosenberger, professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Trevor Young.