The Rush to Report
Friday, January 21, 2011
The 24-hour news cycle can lead journalists to sacrifice accuracy for speed. Dick Meyer, executive editor of NPR News, talks about their misreporting of Gabrielle Giffords' death, and says news organizations must prioritize accuracy over scooping their competitors.
For more on how the rush to report can backfire, check out our segment on CNN's wrong call back in 2012 about the Supreme Court's health care decision.