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Can Americans Become Media Literate Again?

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The media that Donald Trump demonizes -- CNN, MSNBC, and the New York Times -- are in a different sphere than thousands of local outlets that cover local issues, like schools, government corruption, and profiling local community heroes.


Do we really understand how local journalists work and why the work they do is so important? ‪


Erin McNeill, founder and president of Media Literacy Now

Lynn Walsh, project manager at TrustingNews.org  

Neil Brown, president of the Poynter Institute

Web Resources:

Trusting News

Media Literacy Now

Poynter:Can journalists counteract hatred toward the press? It starts with explaining what we do.

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.