- Tod Robberson – Former Editorial Writer with the Dallas Morning News, now with the St. Louis Times Dispatch,
- Daxton “Chip” Stewart, PhD – Associate Dean, Associate Professor, Bob Schieffer College of Communication, and
- Charles, “Chip” Babcock, Partner, Jackson Walker, L.L.P.
Our guests agree, government needs checks and balances, adversaries who monitor what they say. In order to sustain democracy a critical check for those in power at any level, government, corporations etc. is needed. Yet too often media has become integrated into the halls of power, rather than remain outside of it.
Many media outlets are now owned by corporate America. So rather than be controversial, media is playing it safe. Yet independence is critical to reporting.
There is a price to a free democratic press and society. Our experts pose questions and provide answers in this provocative and lively discussion. The panelists agree, there is still very good journalism being “published” albeit not always in print.
The bottom line, a free press is the cornerstone of democracy. Join us as this is truly a conversation of things that matter with people who care.
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2302 – Originally aired on 02.07.16