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GOING BACK TO BASICS: SIX TAKEAWAYS FROM KNIGHT’S MEDIA LEARNING SEMINAR

News and Social Media Panel in Eau Claire

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News and Social Media Panel Discussion in Eau Claire

A News and Social Media Panel was held in Eau Claire on October 1, 2019. The panel was sponsored by the , and was attended by 20 people on a rainy uncomfortable night.

So That Happened 4/14/2019

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I'll be poking myself in here from time to time with rambling discussions of what is happening at Wis.Community, observations, and things you may or may not find interesting. This may at some point become a podcast. Or not. Bear with me. Call it a blog. Call it the musings of a quickly-aging guy. It's an experiment.

The Death of Democracy by a thousand paper cuts

News is essential to democracy. More and more, the news that we rely on to make daily decisions is disappearing. Oh, there's plenty of news out there, but as our president is so fond of saying, much of it is fake news. News with an agenda, news with a slant, news that is nothing but a pack of lies. News in a silo does nothing for democracy, it only serves to polarize and make it nigh impossible for people in opposing camps to even speak, much less understand each other.

GOING BACK TO BASICS: SIX TAKEAWAYS FROM KNIGHT’S MEDIA LEARNING SEMINAR

Trust, Journalism, Fake News, Technology and the Future of Informed Communities

In an era of virtual reality, artificial intelligence and ever-evolving media platforms, the biggest lesson for the future of journalism is that it’s time to get back to basics.