08 Feb 2017
Distrust in the Media
In a KALW program, Sally Lehrman participated on a panel discussing America’s continued and increasing distrust in the media and how the economics of journalism might be undermining our trust in the press.
“We look to these basic traditional types of news organizations for information but we’re also getting information through these mediums and news distribution platforms…such as Facebook, and Google search and Twitter,” Lehrman said. “So that’s why it’s important to think about where are we really getting our information because it’s coming from the news organizations that are producing it, but then it can be distributed through a lot of different means and in this environment sometimes it’s hard to tell where the information is coming from and whether you’re really looking at a news article produced through traditional journalistic practices and ethical practices.” (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)