The news industry in America is at a crossroads. While there are many great journalists producing important stories, confidence in the news media is at a historic low, thanks in part to repeated, "fake news" assertions by some elected leaders, disinformation, and a growing distrust of institutions. On PI Sources, we talk to journalists about what it's like to work in this era and the challenges they face trying to keep people informed. The goal: To see the truth and report it. Oh, and there are funny moments too!
Season 1, Episode 3: Zubair Babakarkhail
It’s more than a year since Afghan journalist and Postindustrial contributor Zubair Babakarkhail fled his country amid a Taliban takeover. In our conversation with Zubair, we find out how his wife, and four children are adjusting to life in America following their harrowing escape. We also learn more about other stories he’s pursuing — and how he’s helping other journalists.
Meet the Host
Postindustrial founder Carmen Gentile has worked for some of the world’s leading publications and news outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, CBS News and others. His book, “Blindsided by the Taliban,” documents his life as a war reporter and the aftermath of his brush with death after being shot with a rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan. He also is a board member of Industry’s Humanitarian Support Alliance. Reach him at email@example.com.