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He Said, She Said: Getting Two Sides (and Little Else) In Modern Journalism

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Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Geoffrey Riley, host of The Jefferson Exchange on JPR, will discuss the tendency in contemporary journalism to get opinions and not much more to make up a story... and to find just ONE other side, when there not only could be multiple views, but there could also be NO responsible alternative view. The lack of funding for investigative journalism in the country is likely to make the problem worse. Join the conversation at the Jefferson Center meeting room, Suite 101, downstairs at the Old Ashland Armory.

Geoffrey Riley began practicing journalism in the State of Jefferson three decades ago, as a reporter and anchor for a Medford TV station. It was about the same time that he began listening to Jefferson Public Radio, and thought he might one day work there. He was right.

Geoff came to JPR as a backup host on The Jefferson Exchange in late 2000, and he assumed the full-time host job at the beginning of 2010. Geoff is a New York native, with stints in broadcast news in Missouri, Alabama, and Wisconsin before his arrival in Oregon. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.