Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 9 of 25, 21, the hit K Drama on Netflix starring Kim Tae-ri as Na Hee-do and Nam Joo Hyuk as Baek Yi-jin. This is a special episode. Ernabel Demillo is back! Ernabel is Department Chair of the Communication and Media Culture Department at Saint Peter's University and host of the Emmy-award winning "Asian American Life" show on CUNY-TV.
Ernabel shares her experience being a reporter and news anchor, and provides amazing insight into this episode, including:
How networks decide to do special shows
How stories are assigned to reporters, and special projects usually go to special teams, not the day to day reporters
The journalist code of ethics
How journalists should recuse themselves from stories when they have a connection to the subjects
How journalists actually do have editorial differences with their photographers and videographers
How networks and newspapers don’t allow their subjects to see stories before they are published or aired
How junior journalists are never tasked with big, important projects
How shows about TV and print journalism always get it wrong, except for the movies Spotlight and Broadcast News
Listen to this episode to get our take on this episode and laugh your head off.