What faults did the Trump candidacy expose in the media landscape? How are social media and new technology exacerbating polarization (and fake news)? Bob Garfield, co-host of WNYC's On the Media and the host of "The Genius Dialogues" podcast for Audible, examines the most pressing concerns about journalism in the wake of Trump’s election.
Here is On The Media's Breaking News Consumer's Handbook for spotting and avoiding fake news:
wasn't liberals saying "content should be free" it was one WIRED EIC. It's the tech industry that wanted it free @BrianLehrer— Julie Raimondi (@JulieRaimondi) December 6, 2016
@BrianLehrer "Fake News" is now becoming a label used by alt-right to discredit left-leaning publications— chris stromquist (@chrisstromquist) December 6, 2016
@brianlehrer When will journalism have a clearing house like Underwriters Lab for websites?— Jack Jackson (@jack_jackson) December 6, 2016