S2 E29 Can the News be Trusted? Americans Aren’t Too Sure.

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Season 2, Episode 29

  • Nov 14, 2022 1:00 pm
  • 52:47 mins

Can the news be trusted? Americans aren’t too sure. What happens when we start to see journalists as enemies, rather than allies, of democracy and truth? Barely a third of Americans say they have even a "fair amount" of trust in the press, according to Gallup polls. They think mainstream media is biased, or sloppy. Are they right? In this podcast episode, we’ll discuss the role of journalism in democracy, what journalists are doing to create change on local and national levels, and what we can do to become more informed consumers when evaluating news sources. Guests: Katherine Corcoran, author of "In the Mouth of the Wolf" and former Associated Press bureau chief for Mexico and Central America Kevin Lerner, Associate Professor of Journalism, Marist College and author of "Provoking the Press: (MORE) Magazine and the Crisis of Confidence in American Journalism" David Bornstein, Journalist and Co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network Sam Wineburg, Professor of Graduates Studies in Education at Stanford University, leading researcher on media literacy, founder of the Civic Online Reasoning curriculum