The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 3, Episode 5: Kim Palmiero, journalist
Why is media literacy so important? With more information at our disposal, shouldn’t we be a more informed society? (that’s a trick question). Kim Palmiero, CEO & editor-in-chief of Postindustrial, talks to host Carmen Gentile, founder of the company about media literacy. They both spent time at media outlets where fact-checking was required, and the stakes were high for errors. The public should always be able to choose what they read, listen to, or watch. And competition is good. But how do you know what’s true — and what’s not?
Carmen Gentile has worked for The New York Times and CBS News, among 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 while embedded with U.S. Army forces in Afghanistan. He is a founder and editor-at-large of Postindustrial Media.