Former Washington Post executive editor says journalism remains vital in an era of social media

Former Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron speaks about the future of journalism in a Jan. 30, 2024 UNC lecture. (Hamsini Sivakumar / Carolina Connection)

When you hear or see the news on radio, TV, or your phone, it can be difficult to tell what’s most important to know. Journalism has been changing rapidly over the last couple decades, and people’s faith in it has changed as well.

Tuesday, former Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron came to UNC to talk about perilous times in journalism.

Hamsini Sivakumar has the story.

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