DW: First of all, what is it like to be a reporter in the US right now? Jonathan Karl: We are facing some extraordinary challenges right now. The press corps is reporting from all these protests while also covering all the other stories that are happening. These recent weeks have been back to back stories with all the rallies in the US but we’re also covering all the COVID-19 news simultaneously. Is this intensity comparable to anything you’ve witnessed in journalism before – or is it new ground even for seasoned journalists? Well, if you had asked me six months ago, I would never have guessed that anything like this would be happening. No one would have guessed that. Six months ago, the main story we were looking at was impeachment. That just goes to show how much has happened since. As the US is now entering election season, how do you believe these recent events might influence the presidential election in November? On June 1, Trump was photographed holding up a bible in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church – in the midst of ongoing protests over racial inequality in the US Opinions are pretty hard in the US… Read full this story
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