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In Praise of Whistleblowers

In Praise of Whistleblowers

While corporate media spread distraction and propaganda, whistleblowers step up to reveal abuses of power the public has a right to know. In their new book, United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (And What We Can Do About It ), Nolan Higdon and Mickey Huff sketch out our current media landscape, one cluttered with propaganda, confusion, and distraction. They argue that while corporate media do not serve the public’s right to know, whistleblowers should be regarded as defenders of democracy. Whistleblowers are the brave people who risk employment,...

November 8, 2019
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Should This Article Be Trusted?

Should This Article Be Trusted?

Where does our news come from? What’s the difference between “fact” and “opinion” in news reporting? Should this article be trusted? After the past four dizzying years—during which the president has consistently vilified the press and sought to undermine public trust in journalism—answers to these fundamental questions are evidently far from elementary for many Americans. A December 2020 Pew Research study found that many Americans have difficulty distinguishing between news sources that do their own reporting and those that simply circulate already existing stories. Fewer than 4-in-10...

December 21, 2020
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Trustworthy News for a New Normal

Trustworthy News for a New Normal

The past year has made it clear that access to accurate, trustworthy news can be a matter of life or death, as indicated by reporting on the pandemic, as well as the claims of election fraud promoted by Donald Trump, QAnon, and others, which precipitated the Jan. 6 Capitol riot that left five dead and more than 100 people injured. When we hear calls for a return to normalcy, we need to ask, “Return to what?” and “Whose ‘normal’?” Do we yearn for a return to neoliberal, top-down control with widening wealth gaps, social unrest, continued destruction of the environment, and divisive media...

Jan 4
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