Watching The Fall, Rise, and Fall of Media Trust, coupled with the onslaught of fake news, disinformation, and the degradation of journalism and institutions has been difficult for those of us who started when legal reviews were mandatory. It has been difficult for those of us who substantiate our stories, and promptly correct if found in error.
Journalism has provided me, and countless others, with the unique opportunity to witness history up close. Every day was different. There was always something else to learn, another story to report, and never enough time to write them all up. Everyone has a story to tell.
In the rear view mirror …
Below are some snap shots I took while covering the United Nations, otherwise known as “world-leader-time,” U.S. Presidential campaigns, the Clintons, the Clinton Global Initiative, former President George Bush, with a few randoms in no particular order.
It will take time to rebuild and restore trust in the media and in institutions. I am hopeful that it can be done, if accountability prevails. If the politicization of everything ends.
It is always different when you are there.