Watch live on The Paley Center's facebook page:
The James P. Jimirro Media Impact Series: Media Bias: Fact or Fiction?
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
6:30 pm ET
Sharyl Attkisson, Author; Host, Full Measure
Angelo Carusone, President, Media Matters
Tim Graham, Director of Media Analysis, Media Research Center
Michelle Malkin, Commentator and Author
Christine Quinn, Politician and Commentator
Brian Stelter, Host, Reliable Sources, CNN
Moderator: Marie Hardin, Dean, Bellisario College of Communications, Penn State University
In this contentious political landscape, with an overwhelming amount of relentless news, the public is having a harder time finding accurate sources of information. According to a recent Gallup/Knight Foundation Survey, more Americans have a negative views of the news media, with charges of bias and unfairness growing considerably from a generation ago. The Paley Center is gathering journalists and experts to explore media bias from all political sides, trying to determine if it is fact or fiction. Our panelists will assess what this mistrust means for our political discourse and democracy, as well as examine how it is possible to be a well-informed citizen in an era of fake news.
Mike Acker says
C'mon Sharyl,-- we need to to get out in front. See if you can get on Rush.L
Do an interview, the purpose of which is to re-direct people's attention toward quality new outlets such as Breitbart, American Thinker, PJ Media, NewsMax, Canada Free Press
It's time for the NYT to move over next to the National Inquirer on the news stand -- at least as far as its general reputation goes
Kathryn B says
I have been slowly canceling my print subscription to the NYT. Have been a subscriber for longer than a decade. I called yesterday to cancel the Sunday Times which was the final nail in the coffin. I told the agent that when they started reporting facts and not lighting a blow torch to the political landscape with no regard for the truth - that I would consider picking up the Times at a newsstand once in awhile.
The average American has neither the time or patience to try to separate fact from opinion or fiction anymore. My younger work colleagues get their news from the NYT feed on their computer at work or Social Media.
This is why this is so important that the public gets a course correction and soon. Sharyl - panels like this are well intentioned - but until something big - like a libel lawsuit that sticks - happens, nothing will change.
Keep up the fight.
Rick Dallam says
Thank you, Sharyl, for your vigilance and commitment to authentic journalism. Until we create a Free Press, OF-BY-FOR the PEOPLE, un-manipulated by corporate owners and advertising sponsor dollars, this problem will persist. I read in one expose' that only 15 Billionaires own the US News Media. Obviously, special interests and profit margins serve to create a realm which satisfies the needs of the News business owners, and the perceived value as an 'entertainment' vehicle rather than the noble cause of a Fourth Estate. Furthermore--as is a matter of public record--the Mockingbird Program has rendered most if not all of the major news outlets as shills for the propaganda specialists who are directed via the hidden hand. Dare I say more in this regard? None dare call it conspiracy for fear of ridicule. A Free Press must remain free, and also serve a greater purpose than mere 'entertainment' folly. Paddy Chayefsky(author of "Network") was a latter-day prophet and his script was produced way back in 1971. News is nothing new any longer, just another racket.
I keep a copy of the New York Slimes in my bathroom next to the toilet. Not to read, but in case I run out of toilet tissue.