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California Speaks: What should we do to improve the news media?

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Last Wednesday, media outlets across the country came together in solidarity, speaking about the importance of a free press. The next day, the U.S. Senate unanimously declared “the press is not the enemy of the people” in a roll call vote. This is in response, of course, to President Trump’s statement that the media is the enemy of the American people.

Well, we don’t agree, but we do like to think about ways journalists can do their jobs better. So our multi-station project California Speaksasked, “What should we do to improve the news media?” Let’s hear what you had to say.

"Start with an apprenticeship program in the news business rather than the professional education system because only about 25% of people actually graduate from college," says Mark from Redding.

Ben was hired as Interim Executive Director of KALW in November, 2021.