Judging The Credibility Of News In The Digital Age
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Americans are getting their news from more places than ever before. Besides traditional sources, we are turning to social media, email and even late-night TV to find out what’s happening in the world. And we are increasingly able to target news based on our interests and ideology. Some journalists worry the sheer volume of all that information is affecting our news literacy. They say we need to think critically about our daily media diet and ask more questions about who is producing and sourcing the news we consume and why. Diane and her guests discuss how to sort fact from fiction in the digital age.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist; founder, president, and CEO of The News Literacy Project.
investigative journalist and author of "The Smartest Kids in the World."
former social media desk editor, NPR; recently joined journalism start-up First Look Media.
executive director, American Press Institute; co-author of “Blur: How to Know What to Believe in the Age of Information Overload.”