Hillary Clinton: The world needs more explanatory journalism

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sees the need for more explanatory journalism, Dan Merica reported for CNN on Wednesday. Clinton spoke at the University of Connecticut.

Clinton's comments came as part of the question and answer portion to Wednesday’s event. University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst asked Clinton about how journalism has changed and whether journalists could help break gridlock that has halted work in Washington.

The former secretary of state went on to say that she feels there is a space for "explanatory journalism because there’s a lot going on in the world that needs explanation."

Daniela Altimari covered the event for The Hartford Courant and also included Clinton's statement.

"There's a lot going on in the world that needs explanation,'' she said. "We need better information, more effectively delivered."

On April 18, Vox did a little explaining with a piece by Matthew Yglesias entitled "What Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy means for 2016."

There's evidently considerable media interest in Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy, including a big cover on the Drudge Report and a Politico proclamation that it is "a politico-obstetric earthquake." People are curious, obviously, as to how this will impact the 2016 presidential race. Fortunately, the answer is pretty clear —— not at all.


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