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Lisa Ling: ‘We need journalists to uncover truths’

In Mediabistro’s latest So What Do You Do? interview, veteran broadcast journalist and Our America host Lisa Ling talks about her career and how her sister’s North Korea detention changed her outlook on traditional journalism.

“What happened with Laura has made me more defiant than ever about the need for solid journalism,” she said. “The fact that Laura was illegally apprehended and held for so long for wanting to report about the horrific things that are happening to North Korean refugees was just tragic. We need journalists to uncover truths. It’s never more important than now.”

The busy host, whose resume boasts The View and National Geographic’s Explorer, still tries to find time to contribute to Nightline, where she used to be a correspondent. “I think the fact that Nightline is doing so well is a testament to the fact that people are hungry for good, strong storytelling,” she said.

Read more at So What Do You Do, Lisa Ling, Host and Executive Producer of Our America?

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