Byron Pitts talks tragedy

Chief national correspondent for the CBS Evening News, Byron Pitts joined OUSPJ Tuesday to discuss covering tragic events as a journalist. Pitt used personal anecdotes to describe his experience covering 9/11. He advised students on how he is able to overcome emotion amidst chaos.

“Truth may be funny, the truth may hurt, but the truth is always the truth. My job is to honor the truth,” Pitts said.

To join in on the discussion on how to cover tragedy, follow OUSPJ on Twitter and read the feedback. What do you think is the most important aspect of covering tragedy as a journalist? Comment below.


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