Published in


It’s Time to Retire the Man on the Street

Building trust in news means forming thoughtful connections, not shaking opinions out of random pedestrians.

Most journalists think vox pops are overused, especially when it means bothering rush-hour commuters.

By Elise Czajkowski

I conducted my first significant man on the street interview in March of 2008, as an intern at the Manhattan bureau of BBC News. It was the day New York governor Eliot Spitzer was discovered to be a regular patron of call girls, and I was…




A Pressland publication covering trust and transparency in media.

Recommended from Medium

Could Social Journalism End Climate Change?

The Cancer of The Internet

Rise of the Reporting Machines

Free Speech and The New Moral Vocabulary

Russian conspiracy theories about the bombing of a maternity hospital in Ukraine continue to…

Peer Learning + Collaboration Grantees help to fill in Newark’s information gaps

Year in Review: The 19 articles, reports and book chapters I wrote about changing journalistic…

A call for radically different campaign coverage

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Pressland Editors

Pressland Editors

Mapping the global media supply chain in the public interest.

More from Medium

Airbnb to allow staff to work from anywhere

Transitioning To Work Post Parental Leave

Making a Difference in the IT Channel — One Tree at a Time

Vitality and its Nemeses