C-suite Blueprint Radio Tackles Press Freedom Issues

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021                                             (703) 533-0403


What are legitimate news outlets to do in turbulent times like these? Julie Moos, executive director of the National Press Club Journalism Institute (NPCJI), offers some answers in the latest C-suite Blueprint Radio segment.

“Reporters are under attack. Unfounded allegations of ‘fake news’ abound. Journalism’s reputation continues to sink,” noted program host Ed Barks, president of Barks Communications.

“How can journalism regain trust? And what is our role in getting it there? Julie Moos offers some sensible solutions,” he added.

NPCJI advocates for a free press by educating reporters, offering scholarships, and operating the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library.

Here are some of the main ideas covered in the interview:

  • Current press freedom issues, such as the invasion of the Capitol by domestic terrorists.
  • The risks faced by reporters in today’s environment, with particular focus on the extra perils photojournalists confront.
  • The progress NPCJI has made in establishing a Fallen Journalist Memorial.
  • The role communicators can and should play in supporting journalism in these times.
  • The professional fate of communicators who lie, and how they should be treated going forward.

“These conversations are meant to provide some tangible benefits to communications professionals,” said Barks. He urged listeners to add to the dialogue by contributing reactions in the “Leave a Reply” box on the C-suite Blueprint page.

His guests are leading lights from the fields of communications, journalism, and public affairs. He invites suggestions of communications or government relations experts who would make intriguing C-suite Blueprint Radio guests.

Ed Barks serves as an advisor to communications executives to improve their companies’ messages and how they deliver them, and to government relations executives who want to reach their public policy goals. They gain an enhanced reputation, more opportunities for career advancement, and achievement of long-term business and public policy goals. He is the author of three books: Reporters Don’t Hate You: 100+ Amazing Media Relations Strategies, A+ Strategies for C-Suite Communications: Turning Today’s Leaders into Tomorrow’s Influencers, and The Truth About Public Speaking: The Three Keys to Great Presentations. As President of Barks Communications, he has taught more than 5500 business leaders, association executives, and other experts how to succeed when they deal with the media, deliver presentations, and advocate before policymakers.