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Matthew Mosk '92 Leads RLF Session on “Speaking Truth to Power: Leaders and the Media”

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As a reporter for ABC News, Matthew Mosk '92 knows a thing or two about asking important leaders tough questions.  At the October 7th Rockefeller Leadership Fellows (RLF) session,  Mosk discussed the role of the media in holding leaders accountable for their actions (or inaction in certain cases).  He began by airing a clip of an investigative report from Dateline to show the difficult situation that arises when a leader is put on the spot to explain their behavior.  Fellows discussed what the individual in question did well, and highlighted areas of improvement.  According to Mosk, good relationships with reporters are incredibly valuable to leaders in the public eye.  He warned against the false notion of many leaders that we must always be at odds with the press.  The session concluded with a Q&A period during which Fellows asked Mosk questions ranging from the differences between print and television news to his take on the hot stories of the day.

-- Karen Doster '11

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