The Future Of Press Conferences

President-elect Donald Trump takes questions during his first news conference since the election.
President-elect Donald Trump takes questions during his first news conference since the election.
President-elect Donald Trump takes questions during his first news conference since the election.
President-elect Donald Trump takes questions during his first news conference since the election.

The Future Of Press Conferences

President-elect Donald Trump gave his first press conference in six months Wednesday from Trump Tower. The long-awaited presser left many with more questions than answers, however, particularly in regards to Trump’s relationship with the media.

After mocking some reporters’ or their questions, blasting Buzzfeed News, calling them a “failing pile of garbage,” calling CNN “fake news” as well refusing to take a question from CNN reporter Jim Acosta, the future president did not give an encouraging impression of how he intends to conduct news conferences going forward.

Morning Shift talks to NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik and Chicago Sun-Times editor-in-chief Jim Kirk about the future of press conferences with a president with an apparent disdain for many in the press.