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Does Your Neighbor Have the Right to Vote? And Other Questions This Election Cycle

September 12, 2016

Hey, with the election right around the corner, voting's more important than ever, but getting folks to vote is an ongoing effort. It's up to all of us to ensure the integrity of our voting process by getting registered and encouraging everyone who's able to vote. We've also gotta work to block efforts that prevent… Read more »

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Why It’s Important to Register to Vote this Upcoming Election

July 9, 2016

Folks, this is a big election year, and it’s important that everyone is voting. Last year, 24% of eligible Americans weren’t registered to vote. That’s a problem. While an Automatic Voter Registration bill, which would automatically register anyone with a driver’s license, is gaining momentum, only 28 states plus the District of Columbia have considered… Read more »

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3 Suggestions From a News Consumer To Improve Today's News

April 8, 2016

I’ve been quietly chatting with editors, publishers, and journalists for over a decade, hearing the same concerns (and not generally not for attribution). Me, I’m only a news consumer, I just want news I can trust. (posted with permission of Scott Adams of Dilbert fame) I was really glad to hear from Erica Berger, writer… Read more »

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Why the Most Ethical and Trustworthy Journalism Was by Fictional Newsman Jon Stewart

August 6, 2015

Tonight's Jon Stewart's last night on the Daily Show. It's gotten me thinking about how he's so much more than an entertainer, and what he's done as the most trusted newsman in America… There are plenty of good factchecking efforts in progress. However, I figure that we need to address what Jon Stewart calls the… Read more »

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What’s Over the Horizon for Trustworthy News

May 12, 2015

Sometimes I say that "trust is the new black"; more recently, I like the notion that "a trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy." However, it looks like news media has generally lost the trust of the American public: "Trust in Mass Media Returns to All-Time Low" "No One Trusts Advertising or Media" This… Read more »

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How to Restore Trust in News

January 22, 2015

To Restore Trust in News, We Need Less Click Bait, More Accountability This is an evolving discussion in response to hopeful signs from people in the news industry who are committed to seriously trustworthy journalism. My personal bias is simply that I'm a news consumer, and just want news I can trust. I feel that… Read more »

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