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WEB EXTRA: Bob Gammon on journalist safety

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East Bay Express Editor Robert Gammon stopped by KALW's studios last week, and shared his thoughts about bias in the media, and controversy in Oakland's City Council.  

In this web exclusive segment, Gammon shares his thoughts about the threats journalists face in the Bay Area and elsewhere in the world. 

ROBERT GAMMON: It's tough to be a journalist for numerous different reasons, first and foremost journalism faces a lot of financial challenges and so there are far fewer journalists today than ever before, and so even finding a position within journalism is tough. And then obviously as we saw in France, journalists face dangers. It happened in Oakland a few years ago when a journalist Chauncey Bailey was assassinated for investigating a group essentially.

Click the player above to listen to the full interview segment.

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.