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The news industry is broken, laments journalist Lara Setrakian. Complex issues that threaten the very existence of humankind rarely receive media coverage, and when they do, those stories barely scratch the surface. Setrakian offers three solutions to repair the damage. getAbstract appreciates her astute insider analysis of the fourth estate.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why the news media are failing to provide in-depth coverage of complex issues,
  • How the Syria Deeply news platform fills in the coverage gap and
  • What three ideas could potentially fix the news industry.
 

About the Speaker

Lara Setrakian is the co-founder and CEO of News Deeply, a news platform that investigates complex issues.

 

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When news reporter Lara Setrakian landed her dream job as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East for ABC News, she soon realized that stories about the Iraq War seldom made it on air. Of the stories the news stations reported, 80% focused on the United States rather than on the war’s effects on ...

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