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David Halberstam was one of Americaâ€™s great journalists, covering civil rights, African conflicts and the Vietnam War. When he was killed in a car accident last spring he was remembered for his vital role in informing the public â€“ not the way the news media does today, with quick pictures and sound bites, but with real investigation. Information that the public needed to know.
Ralph Nader, the consumer activist and Presidential candidate was a boyhood friend of Halberstam, growing up in Winsted, Connecticut.
He proposed a â€œcampâ€ of sorts for young journalists to honor his memory and to learn from the living masters of what some think is a dying profession.
Today, where we live, weâ€™re broadcasting live from Fisk Hall at Wesleyan University. Weâ€™ll be joined by a panel of award-winning journalists taking part in the very first, week-long student investigative Journalism Workshop weâ€™ll talk about the future of investigative journalism. Weâ€™re in a classroom with 25 young journalism students from all over the country.
In a media landscape that seems to value flashy pictures, opinion blogs and pundits, is there room for real reporting? And if thereâ€™s not room now how do we make room?
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