Political Reporting in the Age of Technology and Social Media—with Ryan Teague Beckwith

Seasoned journalist Ryan Teague Beckwith stepped up to the Soapbox just a week before the presidential election. With experience writing for Time, Bloomberg News, and the Washington Examiner, he shared some context on how evolutions in media have impacted politics—from print to tv to cable news and all the way to Twitter.

When you’re done watching the Soapbox, check out Ryan’s work on Bloomberg, Time, and follow him on Twitter.

Right now, I think we’re focused on the negative externalities of things like cable news and Twitter—but I would say, there’s almost nothing in politics that doesn’t have a good side to it as well.

—Ryan Teague Beckwith

About Ryan

Ryan is a reporter in Bloomberg News’ Washington, D.C., bureau and adjunct lecturer of journalism at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies.

He is also previously a senior editor in the Washington bureau for TIME magazine, an editor at the Washington Examiner, Digital First Media and CQ Roll Call, and a reporter and blogger at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. He has also worked and The Daily World in Aberdeen, Wash., and taught as a visiting instructor at UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State University and Grays Harbor College. Along with John C. Hughes, he wrote and edited “On the Harbor: From Black Friday to Nirvana.” He received a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric from Willamette University in 1997 and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in 2002.

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