Podcast: Saranac Hale Spencer and Andrew Schotz, Enterprise alumni on the current state of journalism

Saranac Hale Spencer and Andrew Schotz


Andrew Schotz and Saranac Hale Spencer each started careers in journalism at The Altamont Enterprise. Schotz has gone on to report for and later edit a variety of publications in Maryland — daily and weekly newspapers, both family-owned and part of a chain, as well as an online news site. Spencer covered courts for The Legal Intelligencer in Philadelphia, then covered crime and education for The News Journal, a Gannett daily in Delaware, and now works for factcheck.org, monitoring the accuracy of what is said by major political players in the United States. In this week’s podcast, they discuss the challenges of finding truth in an era of “alternative facts,” hostility toward the press, and shrinking newsroom budgets.


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