Ben Popken

Season 2009 Episode 05.20.09

Consumerist/Consumer Reports panel

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Here's the video of the Reports panel Tuesday night with with Craig Newmark, Bob Sullivan, Rachel Sklar, and Ben Popken. The topic was "Protecting The Endangered Consumer: High Impact Journalism In A Low-Budget Era." Highlights - Newmark said reviewing stuff online "was like voting" and called it "patriotic" ; Sklar said consumers and reporters using online tipsters should "Trust, but verify" ; Sullivan said that we shouldn't let our guard drop just because we have a more populist President so "keep asking hard questions" ; I noted how companies had "figured out the rules of engagement a long time ago" and use them against journalists to kill stories.moreless

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