Photo this week's podcast guest, Tulika Bose

HB Ep. 71: Journalism versus TikTok ft. Tulika Bose

The pros and cons of social media and the news

This week, Tulika Bose (journalist) joins the pod again to discuss the tense and somewhat terrifying climate of newsrooms following Oct. 7. She talks about how the “punishment” for speaking up has fallen disproportionately on the shoulders of women of color and how journalists are being silenced due to the interests of sponsors. She touches on the ways in which the industry runs now being almost counterintuitive to sharing the truth, while discussing the positives of social media information sharing as well as the downfalls, including the spread of misinformation. Bose also shares her vision for the future of journalism: a blend of old-school investigative research and modern social media savvy.

Hosted by Youngmi Mayer

Youngmi Mayer is a standup comedian and single mom based in New York City. She explores topics of Asian identity, biracial identity, feminism and growing up poor in her work.