Regulation is nuanced, and applying new regulation can be spectacularly messy. Information gets twisted and is transformed as it makes its way across different communication channels and through different outlets. This means that misconceptions of how a regulation operates and how it affects real people and businesses can run rampant. Remember Obamacare’s Death Panels?
In this age of the digital news deluge, we still rely on the moxie of that intrepid reporter who cuts through the chaos to lob an uncomfortable question to the President during his briefings. While covering the White House might not get you shoved off a subway platform into an oncoming commuter train à la “House of Cards,” it remains a quirky beat for reporters.
Media reporter, covering the ongoing transition from analog to digital.
Content strategist at the Washington Post. Former media reporter at Digiday. Bylines at The Atlantic, The Awl, Mashable, The Huffington Post, Mediaite and The Cauldron. Yankees/Jets fan; musician; TV aficionado. Former adjunct professor.