What an awesome opportunity, the morning after the election, talking to students about the role of journalism in democracy.
Journalism teacher Josh Ault, a former KXAS-TV (NBC 5) reporter and fellow Northwestern State University alum, invited me to lead a virtual Q&A with his class at Southlake ISD’s Dawson Middle School.
There’s a reason why the press is the only profession explicitly named and protected by the U.S. Constitution. We were able to discuss the importance of accuracy, fairness, and transparency as “the fourth estate.”
They were such a sharp group of students, with some great questions and observations. I’m envious of the all-star journalists have been able to interact with throughout the school year. He’s invited authors, retired journalism professors, staffers from the Equal Justice Institute, and journalists from ABC, MSNBC, WATE-TV, KPLC-TV, WTEN-TV, KTVT-TV, KXAS-TV, Univision, KCEN-TV, and the Dallas Morning News.
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