Scott Simon

March 10, 2010 - 12:51am
National Public Radio's Scott Simon discusses his career as a journalist and the evolving state of the media industry.

Scott Simon knows the state of journalism has evolved from when he started in the 1970s. 

As a young reporter, he covered the Civil War in El Salvador. He drove to where shots were fired, and reported breaking news on the massacre. His job was to tally wartime deaths, and he was told the most accurate method was to count the slaughtered heads.

March 9, 2010 - 8:01pm
NPR’s Scott Simon talks about journalism, health care and powder blue neckties.

In the fast-paced world of 24-hour news media, National Public Radio’s Scott Simon is concerned that something might be getting lost in translation.

“I get really dissatisfied with bromides by people who have an argument all figured out,” he said, “and therefore present just one side of it.”