Law360 reporter Sundar wants publications to nurture investigative work
Law360 reporter Sindhu Sundar spoke to The News Guild about her career and why she became a journalist.
Here is an excerpt:
3. What could the news business use more of?
Public support and funding! Many publications seem perilously dependent on advertisers and their corporate showrunners. Publications should also be encouraged to nurture their reporters’ investigative skills, which can go a long way in sharpening their coverage of even daily news stories.
4. Less of?
“Content” and service-driven pieces.
5. Name a piece of journalism that moved you most profoundly.
Most recently, “My Family’s Slave,” by the recently deceased journalist Alex Tizon for The Atlantic. In Southeast Asia, where I am from, the prevalence of unpaid and underpaid domestic labor is a shameful open secret. This piece helped introduce that scourge to Western readers, and prompted an important debate about whose voices we value in public discourse (the author was criticized for centering his perspective over that of Eudocia, the enslaved woman the piece is about).
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