Why Journalism Is Not Dead: A Talk With Gwen Ifill

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On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, WOUB’s Director and General Manager Tom Hodson talks with Gwen Ifill, the senior correspondent for PBS News Hour and the moderator and managing editor of Washington Week.

Before coming to PBS, Ifill worked at a number of stellar news outlets, including the Boston Herald American, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and NBC News.

Ifill also became a best-selling author in 2009 with the publication of her book, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.

Ifill was in Athens to receive the Carr Van Anda Award – the most prestigious award given by the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism – for her lifetime of achievement in journalism. Ifill also delivered the keynote address at the 5th annual Schuneman Symposium on Photojournalism and New Media.

“A journalist’s role, a true journalist – not just someone who’s there to stir the pot – is to try to find out more, to have people walk away thinking ‘I didn’t know that, I know more now’. And everybody doesn’t rise to that level”, says Ifill.