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Central Coast Voices: Fake News Fallout

Broadcast date: 8/16/2018

The 2016 election was marred by an unprecedented disinformation campaign from sources at home and abroad. A recent survey showed that 66 percent of people asked believed that outside groups were actively trying to plant fake news stories in the mainstream media and that it was a serious problem. Since then a central strategy of the current administration is a sustained assault on journalists and news media. In an unprecedented response today close to 350 editorial boards join the Boston Globe in affirming their commitment to a free press and the truth.

Join host Kris Kington-Barker as she speaks with Dr. Richard Besel, Professor and Chair-elect of the Communication Studies Department at California Polytechnic State University, Dr. Michael Latner, Associate Professor of Political Science at Cal Poly and Kendall Voting Rights Fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists and Kim Lisagor Bisheff, journalist, author and Cal Poly journalism lecturer as they discuss the rise of fake news, its’ influence on our society and the importance of media literacy.

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.