By popular demand, April's discussion group topic will be "Journalism and the News Media." How can we tell whether to trust a news source? What are your favorite sources of news that you feel you can trust? How do we counteract the effects of "fake news?" Is partisan commentary valuable in any way? How has the state of journalism changed in our lifetimes?
As usual, you'll be able to join in on the shared pizza and salad (vegan pizza option available for both) for $6 cash, or you can order anything off the menu and pay with cash or credit. There is plenty of free street parking in the area.
Here are some links we may discuss. Don't feel obligated to read them, but they should be very interesting in the context of our discussion:
Seattle Times: U. of Washington professor: The information war is real, and we're losing it
Washington Times: Steering attention left: The anti-Trump media universe buries the good news
The Nation: The Perception of Liberal Bias in the Newsroom Has Nothing Whatsoever to Do With Reality
Poynter Institute: Is media bias really rampant? Ask the man who studies it for a living
Quora (open Q&A): What are the most empirically neutral, objective, nonpartisan and unbiased news sources in the US?
I look forward to seeing you there!
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