Robert Kinlaw

Robert is a journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker in the Triangle. He grew up in White Lake, a rural resort community in southeastern NC. The tales he heard about White Lake as a child would become the topic of his UNC-TV historical documentary, White Lake: Remembering the Nation's Safest Beach. In May 2017, he received a bachelor's degree in interactive multimedia from the Media and Journalism School at UNC-Chapel Hill with a minor in religious studies.

Along the way, Robert has worked as a freelance journalist and videographer for media companies across North Carolina including The News & Observer, ABC11-WTVD, UNC-Chapel Hill, Walker Marketing, College Town, The News Reporter and EducationNC. He recently released his newest documentary, Princess Warrior. It's a short film that received an Excellence in Filmmaking Award at the Carrboro Film Festival. Now, Robert is stepping into the world of radio with WUNC as a producer for The State of Things.

The news media industry has changed enormously in the past 10 years. Every day the line between news and entertainment is blurred further, and the Internet redefined who is considered a journalist. Host Frank Stasio spends the hour examining this blurred line and how it affects news consumers.