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Crosscurrents

The State of the Media: Interview with East Bay Express Editor Robert Gammon

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East Bay Express Editor Robert Gammon recently wrote an article about the question of bias in media. I invited Gammon to our studios to share his thoughts on this recent report, as part of our ongoing series, “State of the Media.”

ROBERT GAMMON: I've come to the conclusion over the years that all journalists have biases in some way. It's just that in the mainstream press, those biases are taboo. That reporters and mainstream papers and television stations or radio stations are told repeatedly that you can't show any bias. You have to be an unbiased voice. And I just think that's not realistic.

Click the player above to listen to the full interview. 

Gammon shared more with us about the East Bay Express’ recent investigation of ethical and legal violations by new Oakland City Council Board President Lynnette Gibson McElhaney, as well as current threats journalists are facing in the Bay Area and beyond. You can find links to web exclusive interviews with Gammon on both of those topics in the links below. 

Ben handles daily operations in the news department, overseeing the editorial and sound engineering teams, delivering daily newscasts, producing the nightly news and culture show Crosscurrents, and supervising special projects including KALW's Audio Academy training program.