Dominic Carter is a respected journalist and has a well-earned reputation as one of the best political reporters in New York television. Over the last 30 years, he has been a reliable fixture in both the radio and television industry, as well as a blogger for the Huffington Post. Dominic currently holds two positions as a talk show host on WABC radio station in New York and as a full-time journalist with the Verizon Fios news team being a daily political commentator.
On the frontlines of nearly every major political news event since he entered the industry, Dominic interviewed President-Elect Donald Trump in 2008, which was repeatedly viewed across the nation. He extensively covered the 2016 Presidential election, and he was himself written about by the Washington Post when he acted as Moderator for a previous debate involving Hillary Clinton. He has since moderated other debates, including ones with Michael Bloomberg.
Dominic is also an accomplished author. In 2007, his release of No Momma’s Boy became a highly personal memoir that documented Dominic’s troubled relationship with his mother. Dominic travels around the country on book tours, taking his readers along on the journey of his life, from the public school system and housing projects inside NYC to a highly successful career in journalism. His triumphant struggle to succeed while growing up among dysfunction within the walls of a Bronx housing project has inspired many.
Dominic Carter has also appeared on Face the Nation, Hardball with Chris Matthews, CNN, and the Fox News Channel. Among his numerous exclusive interviews, they include former President Bill Clinton, Caroline Kennedy, and even Nelson Mandela during Mandela’s historic visit to the United States. He has also been profiled in the Washington Post, New York Magazine, the New York Post, and Jet Magazine. Appearing on the cover of The New York Times TV Guide, he was referred to as “a force to be reckoned with.” He is also a part of the Screen Actors Guild and appeared in the movie “Inside Man,” directed by Spike Lee.
In addition to his domestic travels, Dominic has also reported extensively from abroad. In 1993 he was the only television journalist in Japan with then-Mayor David Dinkins at the time of the first World Trade Center terrorist bombing. He has twice traveled to Israel to cover visits to the region by then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Dominic has reported on the famine from Somalia and spent time in the Persian Gulf.
One of the other signs of his recognition in his field, Dominic Carter is a proud member of Inner Circle, a fraternal group of NYC’s top 100 political journalists.
The Importance of Accurate Reporting During a Pandemic
The world has been thrown into a time of panic and uncertainty. With the coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19, still being a major threat to the global population, citizens are looking for answers. As a veteran newsman, Dominic Carter knows better than anyone how the media is often the public’s biggest resource for the latest information and news of the coronavirus pandemic. However, he also understands that news reports on the pandemic can often cause more panic. This is why it is incredibly important to have accurate reporting during a global pandemic.
It is the media’s job to communicate to the public, but they often fall short in times of crisis. In many instances, the media will focus more on what is interesting rather than the necessary information. Dominic Carter knows how important it is for news outlets to communicate in a crisis effectively by focusing on the scientific facts and information rather than “gotcha journalism”. During a pandemic, in order to help ensure people’s health and safety, the media must report on vital information to the public such as the risks and ways to cope.
The Effects of Misinformation
When the media reports more on rumors and less on facts, misinformation quickly spreads and more lives are put at stake. Often times when news outlets inform the public about scary diseases and global pandemics without informing them about ways to protect themselves, this can cause unnecessary anxiety and emotional distress. Not only panic, but it can also lead to many people losing trust in government health agencies and other reliable sources. Dominic Carter is well aware that misinformation can become just as dangerous as the pandemic itself.
Reliable Information Must Take Precedence
The media must and foremost report on the information given by reliable sources to ensure the health and safety of the public. In times of a global pandemic, the most reliable sources of information are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and government health agencies. By relying on these sources and focusing on the information these organizations issue, the public will have a greater understanding of the disease or outbreak. Dominic Carter believes that a greater understanding will lead to more lives saved.