Some call it a post-truth society. With increased media consolidation, fake news, and plummeting trust in the media, what needs to be done to solve our epistemological crisis? Maria Armoudian speaks to Robert Entman and Victor Pickard about fake news and what can be done about it.

Victor Pickard is a Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School of Communication at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of America’s Battle for Media Democracy: The Triumph of Corporate Libertarianism and the Future of Media Reform. 

Robert Entman is a Professor in Media and Public Affairs and professor of International Affairs at The George Washington University. He is the author of The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America and Scandal and Silence: Media Responses to Presidential Misconduct.

 

 

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