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Poynter’s making sense of information

Posted by on Sep 16, 2010 in Blog, Law and Ethics, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments


Poynter’s Kelly McBride talked about Poynter’s Making Sense study of media this morning at the Poynter-Kent State Media Ethics Workshop. You can find a lot of  usable information from this session at the workshop’s website.

Some key points:
• 31 percent of people say they want news from outlets with which they share a point of view
• 49 percent say they prefer news from sites with no discernible point of view
• Checks and balances are being created for fifth estate media distortion and misinformation which has a growing potential to become the “Big Lie.”

Video of all sessions will be available as the day continues, and live streaming is available now.

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