Lester Holt speaks on journalism, politics

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Lester Holt speaks on journalism, politics

first_imgNightly News anchor Lester Holt spoke about interviewing President Donald Trump and moderating a presidential debate with Dean Willow Bay at Wallis Annenberg Hall Thursday night. Photo by Tomás Mier | Daily Trojan“See, my hand started to shake when you said that,” said NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt after being asked about moderating the first 2016 presidential debate at an event hosted at Wallis Annenberg Hall Thursday night.Along with analyzing clips of the debate, Holt, in conversation with Willow Bay, the dean of the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, spoke about politics, journalism and transparency.The two then discussed different clips of Holt moderating the first Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump debate, which Holt said he had not watched in its entirety. He explained that being the moderator was one of the most challenging things in his career.“The difficult thing was turning on cable TV and hearing people talk about me,” he said. “You think it doesn’t get into your head, but it does.”Holt spoke about interviewing Trump after he had become president — explaining how quickly Trump opened up to speak to him following the president’s firing of FBI director James Comey. He also spoke about visiting a U.S. naval base in South Korea, where he said the military is prepared for a nuclear attack from North Korea.“When you realize how many people could die, it’s quite disturbing,” he said.The conversation then opened to questions from pre-selected journalism students. Garrett Schwartz, a senior majoring in broadcast and digital journalism, asked about a journalist’s use of social media.Holt explained that social media is important to keep people informed, but that he was always cautious.“I am very guarded, because that’s what gets us in trouble,” Holt said. “When we get into the pundit world too much, we risk to fall into those traps.”Holt addressed issues of objectivity in journalism, explaining that the most important thing for a journalist is remaining objective.“You don’t just need to hold yourself accountable, but others accountable too,” Holt said. “You have to be clear with who you are.”CORRECTION: A previous version of this post incorrectly stated that Holt spoke about visiting a U.S. Naval base in North Korea. The base was in South Korea. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more

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Syracuse drops 6th straight game, 9-1, to No. 1 Wisconsin

first_imgSyracuse isn’t ready to hang with the best teams in Division I. With its 9-1 loss to No. 1 Wisconsin (17-1, 7-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association), the Orange are 0-7 against top-10 teams and 0-9-1 against out of conference opponents. Syracuse’s sixth straight loss came on Sunday afternoon in Madison, Wisconsin, and capped a string of four games in which SU (4-12-1, 4-3-0 College Hockey America) mustered two goals. The game was never in doubt. After jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first period, the Badgers won the second period 2-1 and poured on four third-period goals. Wisconsin registered 31 more shots than Syracuse and scored on three of four power plays. A day after Syracuse goalie Maddi Welch recorded a career-high 48 saves, she faced 40 shots on goal, conceding nine times. Wisconsin struck first with a goal by redshirt senior forward Emily Clark seven minutes into the game. Five minutes later, forward Sophia Shaver added to Wisconsin’s lead. Later in the period, Clark scored her second goal on a power play to make it 3-0. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFourteen minutes into the second period, SU freshman Abby Moloughney scored a short-handed goal while killing Emma Polaski’s interference penalty. Moloughney’s third goal of the season was assisted by freshman Lauren Bellefontaine, who played alongside Moloughney prior to coming to Syracuse on the Nepean Wildcats, an Ontario Juniors club.“I’ve been playing with Abby for a few years,” Bellefontaine said last week. “We’re playing really well together, we just haven’t always capitalized.”The Badgers quickly halted any Orange momentum, though, with back-to-back goals late in the second period to extend their lead to 5-1 heading into the final frame. In the third period, Clark netted her third goal of the game on a five-on-three power play after penalties by Polaski and Kristen Siermachesky. Before Siermachesky could return to the ice, Wisconsin added another power play goal to go up 7-1. The Badgers piled on two more goals late in the third period to sink SU. Polaski, who leads the Orange in scoring with eight goals, committed two costly penalties that resulted in Wisconsin goals and didn’t record a shot. Senior defenseman Allie Munroe, who scored SU’s lone goal yesterday, played solid defense with a team-high nine blocks. Syracuse’s last win came nearly a month ago, when they beat Penn State, 5-2, on Nov. 4. Syracuse’s schedule eases slightly in the upcoming week as the team travels to Hamilton, New York for a weekend series with unranked Colgate (9-5-2). Published on December 2, 2018 at 3:25 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmerman Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan power LA Clippers past Orlando Magic

first_imgORLANDO, Fla. >> The Clippers’ best players made their usual contributions Friday night. Lance Stephenson provided just enough of a boost late to ensure yet another victory.Chris Paul had 21 points and six assists, DeAndre Jordan had 12 points and 18 rebounds and the Clippers beat the Orlando Magic 107-93 for their fifth win in six games.Stephenson hit all six of his shots and scored nine straight points in the second half to help turn back a Magic rally.“I think I can help the team anywhere on the floor,” said the 6-foot-5 Stephenson, who has been used at power forward in some recent alignments. “I’ve been in an attack mode since I’ve been playing the four.” He finished with 13 points in 19 minutes.“Never in my wildest imagination did I see Lance Stephenson playing the four,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “We have found something. You can’t guard him at the four. You can’t put a four on him and every team that’s tried to do that, it has been good for us.”J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford each scored 20 points for the Clippers.Victor Oladipo led the Magic with 18 points, and Evan Fournier scored 16 off the bench. Tobias Harris had 13 points and eight rebounds before leaving with an injury during the fourth quarter.Orlando never led and gave up at least 107 points for the eighth straight game, including seven losses. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “Our whole mantra all season has been defense is going to carry us, and we’ve lost that side of the ball,” Magic coach Scott Skiles said.The Clippers shot 59 percent in the first half and took a 55-44 lead despite 14 turnovers.Oladipo and Harris combined for 17 points in the third quarter to help the Magic whittle the gap to 75-73. But Stephenson ended the quarter with a jumper from the corner for his first points of the game, and then scored the Clippers’ first seven points of the fourth quarter while they quickly regained a double-digit lead.“Once I see that first shot go in, I get going,” he said. “I feel like nobody in this league can guard me. I’ve been confident the last four or five games. I’ve got to stay with it and keep believing in myself.”Harris left the game with 10:46 remaining in the fourth after being hit inadvertently above the left eye by Oladipo, who was called for charging on the play.last_img read more

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