Megan

Full transcription coming soon. The entire audio interview is available above.

Megan is a news reporter.

“The one interesting thing that is happening now is that there is…with 9/11 and the snipers—is that the media is informing people with the information they need, and they are grateful for that. There is a segment of society now that thinks the media has made this up, and that we are fanning the flames—I mean I’ve seen protesters with signs that say the media is the virus, and to me, as a journalist, I find that sad and offensive because it’s not true.”


Interview highlights:

 “Exactly. Well the medical workers and first responders, the cops, and the firefighters, they got the initial attention at first, as they should. I mean they are dealing with…especially the medical workers are dealing with the grunt of this. But, you know, when I did my story it occured to me that there are all of these other people…Who thought that grocery store workers would be front line heroes? It is kind of an odd job to be suddenly a front line hero. It shifts everybody’s focus.”

“The one interesting thing that is happening now is that there is…with 9/11 and the snipers is that the media is informing people with the information they need and they are grateful for that. There is a segment of society now that thinks the media has made this up and that we are fanning the flames, I mean I’ve seen protesters with signs that say The media is the virus, and to me as a journalist I find that sad and offensive because it’s not untrue. So in this time period not only is the crisis different but how the public has reacted to the media in this crisis is different…There is definitely a segment of people that are not too keen on the media…and that’s all new. The main responsibility of the media is the public’s need and right to know…without your opinion.”

Megan holding a microphone.
Megan

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