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>> this is al jazeera america. i'm randall pinkston in new york with a look at today's top stories. >> it is possible that a person can be nominated that is not one of the three. >> the republican party chairman leaves the door open for someone not named trump whos, cruz, or kasich to become the g.o.p. nominee. america's biggest exporter announcing job cuts this week. a look at how the company can be
more competitive in overseas markets. plus as al jazeera prepares to stay goodbye we take a long look at journalism. >> the news is a little outdated for our generation. we're getting our news online. >> topics of the night and the week ahead. >> topping its news this hour, a potential to reshape the presidential race. the wisconsin primaries now just two days away. the democrats have 96 delegates up for grabs. while hillary clinton maintains the lead. she is trying to break a bernie sander's winning streak. for the republicans, 4 delegates for the taking polls show ted cruz. the presidential nominee could
potentially be someone who is not currently running. according to party chairman reince priebus, donald trump's popularity winning over many voters and ted cruz and john kasich trailing in the polls, they could present an alternative candidate. >> where you have five, six, seven rounds it's possible that a person could be nominated that is not one of the three. but my position is, and i think it's absolutely correct, our nominees are likely to be one of the three people running. >> trump also appeared on fox news sunday. the billionaire insists he'll win the nomination even though he polls lower than ted cruz in wisconsin. >> we have great polls nationwide. i think we're doing very well. don't forget, it would always be better to win. i think i get there anyway, but i like wisconsin. i like the people in wisconsin. i've had tremendous crowds.
we've had a tremendous response. and i think i'm going to do very well in wisconsin. >> ted cruz was in wisconsin where he was introduced by governor scott walker and joined by carli fiorino. both of them previous republican candidates. >> if hillary is the next president we lose the supreme court for a generation. we lose much of the bill of rights. our children are buried in trillions more in debt. >> to the democrats now, and the wrangling over a debate. hillary clinton to debate bernie sanders april 15th. the two candidates say they have both been trying to coordinate an event. perhaps in brooklyn where sanders was born and clinton has his campaign headquarters. no response on the proposal. hillary clinton's husband
bill is campaign in california, and challenger bernie sanders remains in wisconsin, where he maintains a slight lead in the polls over clinton. he conducted a town meeting before moving on to a rally in madison. earlier al jazeera discussed the importance of the wisconsin primary with a professor of campaign management at new york university. we asked her in the republican establishment might find a way to choose a nominee other than trump or cruz? >> i think it is very possible at this point. if trump does not do well in the next few primaries from wisconsin to new york to some of these new england states they hold them to the below the 1237, ted cruz things if he gets within at least 100 of donald trump they're going into a contested convention. that is very, very possible that they do not coalesce behind any of the three candidates running now and instead they bring in
whether it's a paul ryan or mitt romney from the outside. i think its hard for us to imagine, but that is happened in the past, and it could certainly happen this time around if they cannot coalesce behind one of these candidates after that second ballot. >> now trump and his supporters are warning that there could be unrest if he does not get the nomination. professor said that they need understand and respect the rules of the party. well, after tuesday the next contest will be the democratic caucus in wyoming on saturday, april 9th. then comes one of the biggest primaries of the season in new york tuesday april 19th. that will be followed by more primaries the following week in connecticut, delaware, maryland, pennsylvania, another big one, and rhode island. and an accident involving an amtrak train has claimed two lives in philadelphia. two construction workers died and two passengers were injured. the crash is once again raising questions about the safety of
america's railway system. >> amtrak train 89 started in new york city and was bound for savannah, georgia, carrying 341 passengers and seven crew members. as it passed through pennsylvania something went very wrong. >> i felt like the train hit something and there were three or four really big bangs. it threw us off the chairs. >> the train had hit a backhoe that was on the tracks. >> i woke up to being thrown in the seat in front of me and the window was blown out right beside me. yeah, there was a fireball. kind of a frightening few seconds. we didn't know what to do. >> there was an explosion, a loud bang and the train decreased speed to halt and basically there is a cloud of yellow smoke surrounding the train as we stopped. >> two people died in the derailment. both long time amtrak employees
who were working with the backhoe that caused the accident. dozens of passengers were injured and taken to an injury hospital. it is not clear why the backhoe was on the tracks, but the national transportation safety board and federal railroad administration are investigating. the accident took place 20 miles south of the side of amtrak's deadliest crashes in history. last may eight people died and 200 were injured when a new york bound trail derailed in philadelphia. according to the administration. amtrak trains derail 30 times each year. passenger deaths are relatively rare. an investigator for the national transportation safety board said that the recorder and surveillance video from the train have been recovered. this morning's accident isn't the first this year. an amtrak train derailed in kansas last might sending more than 30 passengers to hospitals. >> so sad. is enough being done to make sure that the riders are safe?
>> well, the rail infrastructure in this country is quite old, so there has been an debate whether congress is putting forth enough funding to update that system. as part of that effort as the end of 2015 amtrak adapted new auto breaking technology, which could have prevented the crash last may that killed eight people. but there is no indication that any of that would have made a difference in this morning's crash. >> thank you. in brussels the airport ceo said that we are back. flights resumed today 12 days after the suicide-bomb that killed 32 people. officials call the first flight bound for port goa portugal a symbolic moment of hope. starting with three flights per day the numbers will increase gradually. makeshift facilities only allow the airport to operate at 30% capacity. >> this is a symbolical and
emotional moment for the airport community. we're turning a page. a page full of blood, but we have to rebuild this airport, and we will do so. >> officials say that they hope to have the airport running back to normal by late june in time for the peak vacation season. hundreds of people held a candle light vigil in the pakistani city of lahore one week after a suicide-bomber killed 75 people. one family lost three children in the blast. emran khan reports. . >> they gather at the graves of those they loved. this family lost three children, two sons and one daughter. they were among the 70 people killed in lahore last week, most of whom were children. the mother tells us that the family was looking forward to a holiday weekend at the popular park. >> the weekend is a holiday for the children, and the next day they had school. so the father said the house is
small so let's go to the park so they can be a little free. we got to the park and they played. i watched as they ran. there was a loud noise and smoke. i couldn't hear anything. people were on fire and others were lying dead. i found my children underneath the bodies of others. my husband lost a leg and is in hospital. i'll never go back to that park again. i'm too scared. >> at home in their grief they talk about the short lives of their children. one, five years old, another, seven years old, and another 12 years old. like many in the park last sunday they came from the poorest parts of punjab province. it was a rare chance for hard working families to relax and enjoy a picnic and an ice cream. after off shoot of the pakistani taliban said that the attack was designed to target christians celebrating easter. for this family and others like them, the reasons for the attack simply don't matter. they say no justification is enough for them. >> most of the people who died
in this attack have been buried in ancestral villages like this that dot the region, but for these people the reasons why this attack took place do not matter. only that their lives changed in an instant, and their children died violently. lahore is still coming to terms with what happened. there is still a sense of fear and nervousness. al jazeera, ruler punjab. >> in turkey, outrage of refugees who are about to arrive from greece. they're marching, chanting and signing petitions against the agreement that takes effect tomorrow. it calls for refugees to be housed at a nearby carp that is now under construction. harry fawcett is in turkey covering the events as they unfold. >> here in the seaside town they have been creating a reception center here at the dock made of tents. we understand that this is where the first batch of several hundred refugees coming and migrants coming back from the
greek island of lesbos will be processed. there have been protests here in the town by those who said they don't want refugees setting up a permanent camp here. they say they're worried about crime. they're worried about the effects on the job market. they're worried about the effect on tourism. the government said that it has no plans to set up a permanent camp here. these people will be processed here and sent on into camp further inland. we don't know exactly where that will be. the turkish interior minister has been talking earlier on sunday. he said that this deal is already having to some extent it's desired effect in reducing the numbers of people trying to get into greece from the coast line here in western turkey. he said that the numbers are down below 300 a day and the coast guard has been picking up people and preventing them from crossing. certainly what we're hearing from smugglers around here is that it's becoming more difficult. the security has been tightened, but there still remain questions go the fairness of all this. the afghans, iraqis and
pakistanis will be immediately deported to their home countries. we spoke to one academic who said by putting anyone who has returned to the end of a very long line for any legal return to europe, could act as a spur to encourage them once again to try to get in illegally across the sea. >> up next, a single mother from afghanistan travels halfway around the world to find a safe place to raise her daughter. when she arrived in america life changed for both of them. a remarkable story coming up. plus bow something losing oversea markets, major job cuts coming. we look at what it means for america's largest exporter. and our last storm system has brought widespread wind damage across much of the midwest as well as the east coast, and we're looking at another storm coming, and that one is promising to bring the temperatures more like winter. all that coming up right after this.
>> this past week boeing, america's largest exporter, nounced a huge job cuts. 4,000 positions will be eliminated this year. the company hopes to save $1 billion as it competes with its european rival airbus. they are expected to hit assembly lines, research and engineering. 80,000 employees are in the commercial airline division
where most of the cuts will come from. of the 4,000 cuts will be voluntary layoffs. the union representing boeing workers say 1,000 have already applied for it. the other positions will be left veh can't by attrition. in an effort to reduce costs a total of 8,000 layoffs may eventually be necessary. joining us now from washington, d.c. is pedro acosta. an editorial fellow with the peterson institute for international economics. thank you for joining us. so boeing said that it has to make these cuts to make them more competitive to deal with airbus, it's competition, streamlining. is there anything else at play here? >> there the overseas markets is a major market for boeing. it's the largest exporter in the united states. so the weakness in the global
economy does affect boeings bottom line. but boeing is not doing very poorly. it is facing stiff competition from airbus, and there has been that historic rivalry, but it is enjoying a large boom. it is part of a trend where you see companies, in part because of technology making do with fewer workers, and that's part of what is happening. of course, this is a very high tech industry. >> what can you tell us about boeing's standing orders? i understand that it goes into a couple of decades, right? >> the that's correct. these are long-term projects. they have to make adjustments over a very long term. when they start to see the demand curbed overseas, particularly china, the middle east, markets that have made
boeing the success that it is, they have to make adjustments in that respect. >> so the european union, the world trade organization has ruled that european governments have been giving airbus unfair subsidies. is there anything that boeing can do to offset those subsidies? perhaps by the u.s. government? >> this is funny. this is a reversal of something that happened in 2012. there was a decision by the world trade organization in the option direction. these are industries that are difficult to enter, high cost of entry, and so on, they're monopolistic in nature, and they did rely on government subsidy. the question is what do we want out of our exporters? it's really an adjustment by the administration as to whether we want to choose specific industries that we want to support because we think they're particularly good or because
they're large employers or whether we want to allow markets--market competition to run its course. >> thank you very much, mr. pedro dicosta fellow from the peter institute for international economics. >> thanks for having me. >> kevin corriveau here with the weather. i hope its warmer. >> well, it depends on where you are, randall. you want it to be warmer here. >> yes. >> unfortunately, no, it's not going to be warmer for another couple of days. we have a system coming off the great lakes. we'll show you that right now. you can see that one system. that is a clipper, an alberta clipper. we just had one that pushed through one right after the other. we'll go closer in to show you what is happening here. this particular system caused a lot of problems, particularly when it comes to winds. we'll show you all these yellow dots indicating where wind damage has been reported. i'll show you one of those. this is back in indiana.
this is a car--the driver is safe. just a couple of injuries, but he had stepped out of that car seconds before the wind blew over that concrete sign. that's how powerful the winds are. people lost power from wisconsin to maine and tens of thousands of people are still without power right now. i'll show you what we're looking at in terms of winds that we are seeing. jfk saw wind gusts of 64 mph. in brunswick, 69, and in connecticut they reached 51 mph there. across the new york area, look at that, new york got 3 mph last hour. but up here towards maine and boston we're still dealing with the winds. that should start to ease as we go towards the next couple of hours. now the next system coming in is coming in off the great lakes right here. that's going to cause a big problem with snow. especially parts of the great
lakes where we do expect to see lake-effect snow there. and then down here towards the cell we're going to be seeing temperatures definitely going down. in not necessarily tomorrow morning but we're going to be seeing as we go towards tuesday morning, the low of 27 and i do expect that to be lower on wednesday morning. >> and the weather and spring, spring weather. thank you. >> 70,000 refugees arrived in the u.s. in 2013. one of them was sarita, a single mother who fled from war-torn afghanistan and pakistan in the hope of finding a better life for herself and her daughter. al jazeera's roxana saberi takes us through one mother's journey as a refugee in the united states. >> you 42-year-old satara would never have imagined this site two decades ago in ta taliban's pakistan her daughter sara would never have made it through school. >> if sara would have grown up
in afghanistan, she never would have had a good life. even today it's bad. >> being a woman in afghanistan comes with its own challenges. for satara being a single mother was one of them. after her marriage failed she decided to join her parents in pakistan. >> whatever relief i had, it was taken away by the taliban, fights, terror, everyone knows the relationship between afghanistan and the taliban. >> eventually she decided to apply for refugee status. >> my friend told me about unhcr refugee program, and said it would be easy for me to get approved being a single mother with a child. >> after nearly two and a half years of interviews and background checks, satara made it to the u.s. in 2013. >> it was very hard for me to believe that i was finally going to the u.s. >> in new york she was introduced to women for afghan women, a non-profit organization based in new york and kabul
helping afghan women resettle in the u.s. founded in 2001 the organization helped more than 580 afghan women last year. nahid, the group's program director, said that life in afghanistan has improved for women after they were allowed to join politics and schools. >> this is something more than 30 years of war, and it does not take just a few years to build it back into place where it was. >> women helped me with social security, food stamps, i.d. other matters. i used to get scared of traveling, but now i go on my own. >> and it doesn't stop there. she now has a job in a restaurant. she's learning to speak english and to drive. all things she never would have dreamed of back home. >> now i speak english. i go to buy grocery, i go to my
school, parent conference, talking with teachers, my daughter. >> you will see satara now in the classroom, who came to the united states just a couple of years ago with no knowledge ever english, and they put her in the fourth grade when she did not know how to read and write at all in english. >> no matter where i go, if i'm not able to speak in english, my daughter steps in as my translator. >> i think its important for people to learn, and they can work and they're able to answer the questions and do their home work by theirselves. >> satara and sara have come a long way. the refugee program has made them self-sufficient, and more importantly, they say, life is good.
roxana saberi, al jazeera, new york. >> the whole structure of the way we get our news has changed drastically over the years. >> good night and good luck. >> for "see it now." >> from the legendary edward r.murell. from newspapers and magazines, ipads andy phones. tonight we look at where we've been and where we're headed. >> you turn on your tv and the only people who could put something on tv was cbs, abc and nbc. >> the topics for tonight and the week ahead. >> al jazeera america - proud to tell important stories of native lives. >> oak flat to the apaches is an ancestral place. what'll happen to this after the mine...this will sink away and be destroyed. >> were the apache consulted on this before it was put into the defense bill? >> no we were not consulted at all. >> it takes a military bill to
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>> we're here to fully get into the nuances of everything that's going on, not just in this country, but around the world. getting the news from the people who are affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> ali velshi on target. >> welcome back to al jazeera america. here's a look at our top stories. >> forget investigators are looking into data and video recordings to determine the cause of a deadly amtrak derailment. the train hit a heavy piece of equipment on the track. two workers have died and two passengers with injuries not considered life threatening.
refugees currently being detained on the greek island of lesbos. republicans party chairman reince priebus said that the g.o.p. could offer a nomination an outlier candidate if there is no clear winner after the first round. >> this coming week al jazeera will bring you a look back at some of our best work. a chance for us to say thank you for allowing us to present journalism in a way that we believe has been lacking in america. and that brings us to our final sunday night look at the week ahead. tonight, the future of journalism, nearly three years after launching our retrospect this week will hold true to this network's goal of being the
voice of the voiceless as we present stories not seen anywhere else, we have faced a changing world of how people become informed. last weekend a new service was introduced to a test market of u.s. users, it's called blendo. a blend of netflix and spottify, a company already popular in parts of europe it serves as an aggregate of journalism websites and allows users to pay only for the arsenals they choose to read. it's a concept that changes the way many consume news. gone are the days when you wake up to the newspapers on your door step or waiting for the nightly newscast to begin. everything you need to know is quite literally in your own hands. looking at the changing journalism. >> we have no secrets from our reeder readers.
>> it used to be straightforward. journalism would mean this. >> nathan benchly at the pentagon. >> you guys are about to write a story that says the highest ranking law enforcement officer in the country is a crook. >> but today's media landscape is completely different. a world unimaginable even 20 years ago. technology with low barriers to entry. equipment is lighter, smaller and cheaper than it once was. the internet makes reportin reporting from far flung places easier than it used to be, and it gives aspiring journalists a thousand more outlets to work for. >> some of the senators charges. >> over the last 20 years the growth of the internet has steadily undermined the business model of virtually every established news outlet. newspapers quickly found that few readers were willing to pay for online access, that online ads barely began to replace the
money from display ads. big source money, classified undermined by craigslist. and circulation was falling before even the internet came along. television has not fared much better. and magazines have perhaps been hit worst of all. while readers and viewers are spoiled for choice how do they find reliable information a world where many outlets have no track record. an ever growing number of partisans it's a time of unprecedented opportunity and unprecedented challenges across the media landscape. al jazeera. >> joining me in studio is leslie, a contributing writer with "the nation" an," and diana stern, and from chicago james warren, a political
columnist at the u.s. news and globe report. james warren, it's a business, oh organizations need to make money to pay employees and the rest. in your opinion how has the 20 years of the digital age transformed the business model at a time when newspapers and broadcasts defended on subscriptions and classified newspapers. >> in speaking of pay, let me say i'm the chief media writer from the institute. they help to pay my mortgage, i want to say that, along with the u.s. news. i have a newspaper in new jersey in the 1970s using carbon paper to write my stories on area even before there were many electric typewriters or computers. it was a money-making machine. i then went to two chicago
papers that were also money making machines. for all the reasons you just outlined, the business model becomes broken for a whole bunk of reasons. now you've got desk top, social top search, and newspapers who may be seeing digital prints descriptions going up a bit, but in no way, shape or form replacing the ad dollars they lost. in the year 2000 my tribune company bought the company by $8 million. you could get all of tribune for maybe a couple of hundred million. max. the values have just plummeted. in the traditional media as all the guys there who you're going to speak with know, right now during this revolutionary transition period, dramatic decrease in the size of many news rooms, and even though i think that on the whole this has been fairly healthy. i think it's been lower case
"d," democratic. no longer do you have a group of folks like the associated press, being the sole gatekeepers and deciding what's news. you have more people there. the point you made in that piece about the voice of the voice else, that's tricky with newsrooms contracting and those unsexy stories about foster care and other social ills just don't have the incentive to be done in the way they used to. >> story to interrupt you, but i wanted to get lessy in here to talk about another issue of journalism, who decides what the news is? it used to be in the old days the editor, the publisher, perhaps the publishers political friends might have had influence there. who decides today in this digital age? >> it's coming from all sides. i think a lot of the media, tv media particularly, news media
decides primarily on what's the competition is doing. what's the rush. what's the thing that everybody is doing. and what's the shiny object? now as we all know that word is trump for the shiny object, and it has for a while. but social media is having a great impact if there is enough social media. if there is a push on one thing or another. you can see tv news, and up in news and print almost especially in the earlier days of social media i thought saying this is what is now trending, and going on and on about what is going on out there as if the sense of cool and the sharper antenna are out there rather than on the beat. >> so the trends are being established, of course, by the people who are punching the buttons or going to a site, individuals. are we really talking about individuals determining what the news is? >> hopefully that's part of it. it's not all of it. i think you would be hard
pressed to find a newsroom these days that does not have twitter blanketed on every screen or one of their scenes. >> looking at what is trending. >> looking at what is trending. sure, they're looking at what the competition is doing, as leslie said. but they're also looking at what people are saying and influencers are saying. it's not what 50% of what people cover but it's a big chunk of it. >> you see this moving forward becoming more of a factor? >> i think it becomes sort of the--it becomes sort of the gateway of what we may want to cover. i certainly look at twitter all day long and say, these might be interesting stories here and i keep a document on my laptop of ideas that might have come from twitter. then it's up to the journalist to determine is this a story? they have to take the regular journalism reporting steps to figure out if it is a story.
>> i wonder if we can move to our guest in washington, what is the difference between what a millennial will want to hear about in terms of news as a consumer, and their parents and grandparents. is there a difference in what somebody wants to know? >> i think absolutely there is a difference. that comes basically from the training that you had growing up. a lot of the older generations grew up watching the evening news every night, millions of them, tuning in with their families at 6:00 p.m. to watch every night or reading the up in every day, reading the sunday paper on the weekend. millennials have not grown up doing that. no young people watch the evening news. very young people even read the daily papers. they get their news from twitter. they get their news from facebook sharing or signing up for news letters, red edit or even late night comedy. that's how we consume news and how we hear what is happening.
it makes people incredibly narrow also what they accept and what they see. it's self-select. if you're a democrat and you're interested in news about bernie sanders, you tend to self-select and only read stories about bernie sanders and not see the incidental news that you would get from reading the newspaper, you flipped the page that it is not necessarily a story that you would have self-selected to have read, but you found it interesting and you decided to read it because it's about a republican, ted cruz or somebody else. that's what we're missing now, that balance. >> just hang on there for us, and everyone else, i want you to stand by. when we come back i want to take a look at how mill lennals are continuing to change the game. >> we're getting our news online.
>> people loved him. teachers loved him. >> we were walking the river looking for him. i knew something was really really wrong. >> all hell broke lose. >> people were saying that we were terrorists. >> how are you providing a cover for your brother to do this? >> we saw the evil side of the social media take off. >> welcome back to our look at the week ahead. the focus tonight, the future of journalism. new technology has long brought change to the consumption of news as we mentioned earlier. the millennial generation is
driving that change today. lisa bernard explains how. >> in a fast-paced world journalism students said that she doesn't want to miss a thing. >> generally would you say you're checking your phone every hour? every half hour? >> every five minutes. every five minutes i check my phone. >> it's a radically different way of consuming news compared to a generation or even a few years ago. >> the evening news and tuning in for 24-hour cable is outdated. we're getting our news online. >> according to the router's institute for the study of journal americans are consuming 74% of news online. 64% from tv. and the media world are mindful that the power for their brand comes when the millennial generation engages. when they comment on something, jumps in on a conversation about it and ideally pass it is along
to to a friend. >> who are the people sharing the content? that's been the engine of growth for us, getting the content spread widely. >> even though these newspapers boxes are empty here in san francisco, the news business is booming. we're just steps away from twitter headquarters and from the offices of a digital news site buzz feed. >> the entire world is in competition for each other's attention now. >> tech editor says that news consumption has further evolved with phone apps that poke us with information all day long. >> it used to be that you turn on your tv. and the only people putting anything on tv was cbs, abc and nbc. >> al jazeera is part of this rapidly evolving net scape. it has racked up more than
1 billion views. success has come from successing the millennial generation is now primarily looking for news to be consumed on mobile devices. >> okay, so show of hands how many of you have a tv at home? >> in a journalism class filled with millennials, teacher and television journalism explains the mentality of the 18 to 34-year-old who has become accustomed to news that by what is trending, what consumers have decided they're interested in. >> i would rather watch something that is being produc produced, i'm shaping by my opinion. now if you're going to ask if that is the best way to do news, i would say no, but i got gray hair. >> back at aj plus, the news to be published. >> we'll do photos, tweets, maps. >> for all the analysis and the strategy, aj says it's simple. grab attention with a good tease
that pulls her in and she'll notice. >> if it said something that the government is not telling you, i got to know what that is, right? >> and in a sense it's a basic formula dating back to tv news. the new twist in urgency for a generation that does not want to wait for a scheduled program in a few hours, and that wants to hold the information in their hands. lisa bernard, al jazeera, san francisco. >> okay, i want to bring back my guests now in studio with us. leslie, a contributing writer with the nation, and to you, mr. warren, we just saw a picture of young people being asked how many watch tv news, and i think one hand went up in the entire room. here is the question what is the
relationship today and moving forward of so-called old media to what we're now referring to as new media? in other words is it possible for the two to coexist, or will digital kill off old media. >> one or the other will actually survive economically. right now when you look at the huge sums of money, hundreds of millions of dollars poured in by fortune 500 companies, private equity firms into the likes of vice media and buzz feed while traditional media is struggling, you really do have to wonder and hope that ultimately say your local newspaper can make it through digital subscriptions. now one of the things that is playing out whether it's music or video or newspapers the digital subscriptions are going up, but nowhere near in the way that the advising, it doesn't
make up for the advising that they're losing. one of the big points of journalism is that from that piece you just ran the knocks that we're in one level engaged more with our viewers, our readers, and seeing what they want to see. on the other hand, doing the sort of stuff and exhibiting the sort of social mission that great local newspapers used to. my wife won th the pulitzer prize for a series of articles on the death penalty. there was no number of focus groups or surveys that would have had chicago tribunes readers saying we want to read about the death penalty. we did a ton of stuff, great work despite the fact that most readers didn't necessarily want to read about those subjects, about the screwed up foster care system in illinois and the sorts of things like that. that's my problem with our
running after folks and seeing what they like, which is in some ways is very good. there is all this other stuff that we do to engage with the community traditionally that at this point in time in this transition is being lost. >> and at the same time as we hit here tonight, most people are still getting and you pointed this out, most people are still getting their news on tv. especially if you're over the age of 40, if you are not over the age of 40 you're not getting it on tv. tell me this, we just saw lisa's story talking about the positive impact of social media, but you say there are some down sides to it as well. >> well, there is so much going on there. one of the things that tends to be less democratic is people ganging up on other people. the anger, the rage that is out there, that seems to be trigged over nothing. and you can create a digital mob
that are focused on people, somebody says the wrong thing or they look the wrong way or they're not pc or they're too pc, whatever, people can gang up on them. that's pretty sad. there have been books written on that and all. there is some--i just want to say there is a couple of good things that james has said, it's harder to make a living. it's harder to survive. there are lifelong journalist who is are now running pizza shops. they've changed careers. >> you don't have the input of seasoned journalists and their experience into this milliur of what journalism is, and what it is becoming. and then you lose that knowledge and you lose a lot. >> you lose the sense of mentorship of people being in a
newsroom together, and the older folks have been more experienc experienced, filtering down what is going on. >> sitting around talking about a story is different than exchanging text notes and e-mail messages. >> i used to work at the village voice many years ago in the office. it was the most fun. there were arguments, fights, but ou out of that came so am creativity. and it was wonderful. you know, working behind a screen all day is different. i know there is a whole different kind of interaction that people do, and that's valid and it's different. people--the medium change over the media changes over the years. >> you made me think about something else, you used to say that the media is the message. how can social media bome more responsible, reliable, ethical
conduit of information? >> i think one of the problems and everyone has touched on it already, are the algorithms. software that controls what we see. we don't see everything we follow. twitter is joining this. facebook has a large algorithm controlling the timeline where you're not going to see everything that your friends post. it's going to show the things you like. what you end up following into is a trap of only things that you are interested in and you like. these are things that you're not expanding, you're not getting a versatile view of what is going on with the news. i think there is a problem with the allegor algorithms that people don't know. we don't have control over what is being shown to us. the computers are doing that. >> jane newton, tell me, what do you see as the role of what
we'll call new media now, and how it can perhaps become better? >> it's a challenge. microsoft did an experiment with artificial challenge where they created a robot that existed on twitter, and it responded to what people tweeted at it. and it became a racist sexist creep because that's what twitter is, and that's what the internet is, it's full of trolls and horrible people. if you let ratings drive news and let ratings determine what people consume, you're going to get not much more than puppies, kittens, rainbows and donald trump. that's a huge problem and it's leading to clearly a bigger problem in politics, which is a whole other story. there is not a lot out there that can self create for this in media.
there isn't enough that creates balance on both sides of the story unless people self select to go out and find it themselves. >> we are talking about how technology drives immediate. but at the end of the day it's still about truss and information. >> it should be ideally be about truth. but as we're talking the whole landscape is shifting and it has been shifting for 20-30 years about what are facts. this selection is making that even more so. fact checker can't keep up with what validaters are saying. >> it still does paint a difference. >> truly the medium is the message, and when somebody is the most entertaining that's what wins the day and wins the moment. >> obviously facts. but there is something magical
about the internet, and the technology. i'm a tech columnist and i'll feel that way, but it's about storytelling. the cameras that you see here, that was a big shift in journalism. tv allowed a totally new way of telling the story. the internet has done the same and i don't think we're done with that. virtual reality. i just created my virtual reality video a different way of showing a story to a person. putting your viewer right on the spot whether it be syria, korea, washington or right here. >> final thought for you, mr. warren? >> just that a great point has been made. one has to watch out for mythologizing the past of american journalism. chicago broke a story that they're going to bring a revital to broadway of the front page starring nathan lane, and that's hilarious depiction of what chicago journalism was like in
the 1920s. it's also a depiction that was ethically slimy, and-- >> i'm sorry, i have to interrupt you. because the clock has run out on us. thank you for giving us your viewpoint of the future of journalism. leslie, joanna, james, and jane, thank you all for joining us this evening. before we go, here is a look at other stories we'll be looking at in the week ahead. the talks with the european union and the international fund. they'll decide whether to finance greece's third bail out. and south africa's parliament will decide whether to impeach south africa president zuma when he used federal funds to renovate his home. and on wednesday dutch citizens will be voting on the referendum to strengthen ties with ukraine. the only country which has not
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