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Local Journalism is Crucial Now: What's BTS got to do with It? | James Ford | TEDxBeaconStreetSalon
- Published on Dec 10, 2018
- At a time when news media have been called “the enemy of the people” by our country's leadership, journalism at the local level is as vital as ever.
An Emmy Award-winning reporter in the nation's largest media market draws on his journalistic experience, which has changed lives and achieved justice, to show why local television news is critical to democracy now, and how it can be even more relevant in the future.
Surprisingly, the K-Pop supergroup BTS offers insight into how and why local journalists and the public they serve need to be in greater communication in order to strengthen our democracy.
James Ford is a reporter for the PIX11 News at 5 and 6 p.m.
James joined WPIX in 2007, serving as the lead live reporter for the PIX11 Morning News, covering breaking news and feature stories.
Prior to his position at WPIX, Ford was a reporter for six years at WNYW Channel 5 in New York, where his reporting on Sept. 11 was the subject of the documentary “Dreams Without Sleep,” which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002.
Ford, an Emmy Award-winning reporter, began his television career at WTOC-TV in Savannah, Ga., where he was a reporter and fill-in anchor. He later moved to WFTV, Channel 9 in Orlando, Fla. He was the station’s Space Coast bureau chief, covering news in Brevard County, which is known as Florida’s Space Coast. There, he anchored coverage of 41 space shuttle launches at the Kennedy Space Center.
Ford’s next move was to WRTV Channel 6 in Indianapolis, where he anchored the morning news and was a consumer investigative reporter.
James is proud to have grown up in an Air Force family who moved to six different states and the U.K. over the course of 25 years. He, his wife and daughter live in Manhattan.
Ford is a graduate of Yale University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He also studied Arabic at the International Language Institute of Cairo. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at www.ted.com/tedx