Belen Dougherty, editor of The University Times, recently hosted the second episode of The Writers’ Room podcast. Each episode explores issues shaping the media landscape, from fake news and bias to the role of social media and citizen journalism. Dougherty was joined by Jen Lynds, UMPI professor of journalism, English and communications. Michael Dobbs, UMPI professor of political science and instructional technical and design specialist, also joined the group. The podcast examined how The Drudge Report and the push for “web-first” stories influenced newswriting.