So is it fake news or just the facts you don't want to hear or accept? Do headlines belie the news story? What is the future of local news coverage in Michigan. Our guest is Rhonda Sanders who worked as a journalist for 40 years in the Flint area. She was a beat reporter, neighborhood reporter and a columnist for the Flint Journal most of her career. In 1995, she authored a book about Flint's African American Community the Bronze Pillars: An Oral History of African Americans in Flint.
Her coverage of Flint's neighborhoods was legendary. Over her career she became one of the most respected journalist in the region. Her insights into how news is covered, her views on journalism today and the future of journalism are worthy of consideration. It is refreshing to learn about the inside of a newsroom and what most motivates journalists.
Rhonda Sanders is now retired and living in Flint, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and worked her entire career in journalism. She was a beloved figure in the neighborhoods of the metro Flint area and her columns shined a bright light on the problems and the accomplishments of the people of Flint.
A copy of the book "The Bronze Pillars: An Oral History of Flint's African American Community" can be obtained by clicking the link below:
Review of Rhonda Sanders' book the Bronze Pillars. http://annaclark.net/reading-list-rhonda-sanders-bronze-pillars/
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