BuzzFeed editor: Here’s what it was like to be a reporter before the rise of ‘fake news’

BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith joined Glenn on today’s show to talk about his recent article on journalism before “fake news.”

Smith’s insightful piece headlined “This Is What It Was Like Learning To Report Before Fake News Was The Biggest Problem In The World” details his early journalism career and what he learned as a young, “clueless” reporter in Latvia.

Here are some of the topics he and Glenn covered on today’s show (listen to the full segment here):

  • The questions ethical journalists should be asking themselves
  • The state of journalism today
  • How social media has given everyone an audience
  • The future of Facebook regulation
  • The realization that we all compromised our online privacy

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