In an era of hyper-partisanship and continuous political spin, reporters often spend most of their time sifting through rhetoric to identify the facts behind policy issues. At the same time, many newsrooms are operating with fewer people to produce thoughtful and meaningful research. On this program, we discuss the role of reporters in explaining the meaning behind policy decisions and the task of monitoring the people running our government. Adam Beam of The State, Tim Boyum of News 14 Carolina, Corey Hutchins of Charleston City Paper, and Jim Morrill of the Charlotte Observer candidly discuss the pitfalls and passion in covering Carolina politics.
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