HBO’s ‘Newsroom’ great starting point for j-school conversations

HBO’s new show ‘The Newsroom’ is about to turn the spotlight on conversations that have been going on in newsrooms and j-schools for years – conversations about news ethics, ratings games, and more.

“In an early episode, [Jeff] Daniels’ character calls out other news anchors for their willingness to play to their base and spin stories to attract ratings instead of reporting on actual news and events,” NPR reports.

Read more about the show and an interview with star Jeff Daniels HERE.

Watch a trailer for The Newsoom at hbo.com. I, for one, can’t wait for this new show and have high hopes that this new conversation on newsroom ethics and ideals makes a difference in the reality of newsrooms across the country.

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