The Meyersons are no strangers to being called the ‘most influential people in journalism’, but that title doesn’t mean the newsrooms they report from have a monopoly on greatness.
From The Atlantic to The New Yorker, these names have published stories that have influenced the lives of millions, often for a very specific reason.
From the US to the UK, they’ve been at the forefront of a number of important and timely stories.
But that’s not the only reason they’re so influential.
Here’s a list of the stories that made the biggest impact on journalism.
The ‘Waco Incident’ – The ‘Battle of Waco’ was the deadliest mass shooting in US history, and the largest single act of domestic terrorism in modern US history.
In an era of heightened surveillance, this story became one of the defining moments of the Trump administration.
In the wake of the event, journalists from all over the world began sharing their experiences of the aftermath, and it sparked an unprecedented outpouring of public opinion, which helped to propel the Trump presidency.
This was the moment the ‘witness protection’ bill passed.
It also became a defining moment in the lives and careers of many journalists.
Read more: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/03/waco-event/10-wars-of-war-in-the-media/336585/ 2.
‘The Missing People’ – In 2009, a group of missing New Zealanders was found on the remote island of Maui.
The group, dubbed the ‘Maui Five’, was later named as the ‘Watchers of Mau’ after their last known sighting in the early hours of February 1st, 2029.
In this gripping account of the Maui disappearances, reporter Chris Moynihan captures the anguish and grief of the search for the missing people.
It’s one of many stories from this year that became iconic in our media landscape.
Read about it here: https:/ /www.cnn.com 3.
The Dutroux Affair – It’s been almost two decades since this scandal rocked the Belgian monarchy, and a series of convictions have followed.
In 2018, a former French politician, Marc Dutrroux, was sentenced to a 10-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity, sexual abuse and conspiracy, among other crimes.
He served five years of his sentence in prison, and later died in a plane crash.
His former mistress was convicted and jailed for years for the crimes she did in order to cover up the truth.
Read the full account here: http://www,theguardian.com/?p=997957 4.
Ocasio-Cortez’ – Following a long and complex legal battle, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction of an officer of the Mexican military for sexual assault and torture of an 18-year-old girl.
It was one of several high-profile sexual assault cases that came to light in the wake the Kavanaugh hearings.
Read all about it at http://miamiherald.com.au/2016-05-08/case-of… 5.
‘New York Times’ ‘Trump Is a Narcissist’ – It all started with the headline ‘I Don’t Believe You Can Run a Law Firm’.
In 2018 the ‘Times’ ran a story titled ‘Trump’s Campaign Lies’.
The piece was titled, ‘If Trump is a Narcisist, How Will He Change The World?’
It’s an article that would eventually be a staple of Trump’s campaign speeches and social media.
Read it here.
‘Wyoming Supreme Court Rules against Sheriff’s Arrest’ – A former sheriff’s deputy was sentenced this week to 10 years in prison for killing a woman while trying to save her from a falling tree in 2015.
Read his story here:https://www theamericanthinker.
‘Discovery News’ ‘The Trump Era is About to Become a Tragedy’ – After a year in the news, Discovery News is about to launch a new, original series titled, “The Trump era is about, well, being Trump.”
The new series, which will premiere this summer, will examine the tumultuous Trump presidency from the perspective of the media, the government, and everyday Americans.
Watch it here, and subscribe to our weekly podcast for the full series here: The Trump Era: The Tragedies and Triumphs.
‘Inside the FBI’s Russia