Dear Dispatch members, thanks for sending in questions—and for giving me an excuse to talk about science fiction (among other topics, of course) during a “work” activity.
We’ll start off with work-related questions, though:
Aylene Wright asked about the pros and cons of print journalism and TV journalism.
I rely on written journalism more for my own news consumption because it is almost always more detailed and nuanced than a TV news hit about the same topic. I also enjoy writing more than being on TV—I only did a few hits when I was at CNN. But TV journalism often has an easier time reaching larger audiences than print, and it can be used for really compelling storytelling and investigations. The best journalists I worked with at CNN were adept at both, using TV to push their written stories further.