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John McMullen Show. Guest: Julie Makinen, Desert Sun. Topic: Public Trust in the News Media
18th October 2021 • John McMullen Show • Radio111
00:00:00 00:17:57

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Gallup has recently released new polling data that indicates the public trust in mass media outlets like Newspaper, Radio and Television has declined another 4% to just 36% who trust what they are reading, hearing or seeing. But, is that really a fair assessment of how honest the news media is in its coverage? Or, is this just a sign of the times because of the political division in the United States? And, what can be done to restore the confidence of news consumers? Desert Sun Executive Editor Julie Makinen talks about these things and the need to help the public differentiate between news and opinion in the various forms of media.