National Press Club

The Kalb Report - Why Murrow Matters in the Digital Age

March 23, 2015

About This Video

Run time: 60 minutes

We live in an age when people "read CNN" and "watch The Wall Street Journal." As venerable news organizations transform themselves to survive and thrive in a digital world, new competitors are attracting huge audiences, unencumbered by old infrastructures and empowered by technology.

This dynamic is driving innovation in the way news is gathered, sorted, reported and consumed. Not since Edward R. Murrow invented broadcast news during World War II has the world seen such a dramatic change in journalism. Just as important, Murrow established a standard of quality that has withstood the test of time.

On this edition of The Kalb Report, moderator Marvin Kalb explores how today's newsrooms can innovate while maintaining quality. Guests include CNN Senior Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist, BuzzFeed White House Reporter Evan McMorris-Santoro, Jon Sawyer, director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and Wall Street Journal Deputy Managing Editor Gabriella Stern.

The Kalb Report series is produced jointly by The National Press Club Journalism Institute, the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, Harvard University's Shorenstein Center, University of Maryland University College and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.