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When fashion designer Kate Spade died last week of an apparent suicide, there was an outpouring of grief, from Twitter to the front page of the New York Times. "Buying a Kate Spade handbag was a coming-of-age ritual for a generation of American women," declared the Times.


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Bert Roughton worked with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 37 years. Last month, he retired from his role as Senior Managing Editor. But before he left, he wrote an opinion page dedicated not to his career -- but to the growing distrust between government, media, and the public. We talk with Bert about his time at the AJC and his vision for government transparency. We also talk about this with Carroll Doherty, Director of Political Research at the Pew Research Center.

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We spend the full hour exploring how journalism is changing in the age of President Trump. Host Celeste Headlee recently led a panel discussion on how journalism has changed in the time of the Trump administration, presented by the Columbia Journalism Review. 

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President Trump has accused the news media of not covering terrorist attacks adequately. New research from Georgia State University shows the president is partially right. Researchers find there is a systematic bias in the way terrorism is covered, and an attacker’s identity can have an impact on coverage.

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In recent years, many newspapers and magazines have abandoned their print publications for an all digital format. From the Christian Science Monitor, to Newsweek, to Jet Magazine. One Decatur-based magazine is moving from digital back to print.

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Today marks one month, one week, and one day since Donald Trump took office. The president is slated to address a joint session of Congress tonight, outlining his agenda. As the Trump administration rolls out its plans, the nation remains divided over issues like immigration, abortion rights and “alternative facts.” President Trump’s distrust of the media is no secret. The role of journalism in a Trump-led America is under intense scrutiny.

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Judy Woodruff is among the many prominent journalists who got their start in Georgia. After working as a news department secretary at Atlanta's WQXI-TV, she got her first reporting job in 1970 at WAGA-TV (then the CBS affiliate). Five years later, Woodruff was hired by NBC News to cover the South, including Gov. Jimmy Carter's run for the White House.