For all the new tech aspects of Ukraine coverage, some of the most powerful moments come from tried-and-true journalism


“I think this is the first big war in the digital age that has galvanized Americans’ attention, and there’s a quantum leap in the toys and tools journalists are using since the last big American war in 2003 in Iraq,” said Mark Feldstein, professor of broadcast journalism at University of Maryland, College Park. “But all of this sophisticated technology still relies on the basic journalistic values of accuracy, verification, and fairness. Journalists still gather news piece by piece, often through dogged shoe leather reporting, interviewing witnesses, sifting through information, questioning, it, testing it, authenticating it — and then summarizing, synthesizing and analyzing it all in a clear and concise way to keep the public informed.”

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