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Ben Smith: Role of Media in Pandemic Coverage

Ian Bremmer explores the media's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and President Trump's treatment of journalists. With guest Ben Smith, media columnist at The New York Times and former head of Buzzfeed News, we explore global coverage of COVID-19, including misinformation campaigns and social media's role in society today.

Covering a Pandemic: COVID-19 and the Media

In this week's episode, Ian Bremmer explores the media's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and President Trump's treatment of journalists. With guest Ben Smith, media columnist at The New York Times and former head of Buzzfeed News, the show looks at global coverage of COVID-19, including misinformation campaigns and social media's role in society today. Later in the program, meet Danny Rogers of The Global Disinformation Index. His group is working hard to find harmful or misleading information online and alert major publishers and tech platforms.

Growing role, powers of Aussie security agencies raise concerns

June 15, 2019 5:00 AM

On Wednesday last week, police officers entered the main studios of Australia's national broadcaster, ABC, and started accessing thousands of e-mails and other documents belonging to journalists.

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