April Blog_4.13.17

Fake News Is Real. Or Is It?

There comes a point in many people’s careers when some of their core opinions, views and perceptions are shaken by events or change. Take, for example, the issue of fake news. Is it really that new to discuss the legitimacy of a news story or whether or not the reporter got the facts right? In […]

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Fake news: How disinformation works

Ask the Russians or any other country Fake news. Is that like true facts? Some people will argue that using “fake” with “news” is redundant. Others, thankfully, still believe that news gathering is a tried-and-true, fact-based profession. But, alas, here comes the internet, where anyone can dump anything onto a website, blog, message board, Facebook […]

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Did we see the same thing?

So, been watching politics? Chances are, you have. The presidential race is grinding along with more twists and turns than the Blue Ridge Parkway, and there are still three long months ahead before the election. Leading up to the November faceoff are more debates and other general hubbub. Many times it strikes me that cable […]

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Who is still watching local TV evening news?

If you thought TV news was dead, you may want to reconsider. Viewership of local network-affiliated TV news increased slightly in morning and early evening time slots in 2014 over 2013, according to Pew Research Center analysis of Nielsen Media Research data. Local broadcast TV advertising also increased. Things appear even rosier this year, if […]