July 26, 2021

How We Use News

How We Use News

Kevin and Jaime, friends on opposite coasts who can agree or disagree randomly, dig into what modern information sharing is made of: news, analysis, op-eds, and satire.


Episode: How We Use News

Kevin and Jaime, friends on opposite coasts who can agree or disagree randomly, dig into what modern information sharing is made of: news, analysis, op-eds, and satire. 

During this episode:

Discussions on learning how to spot fake news, dealing with media bias, the evolution of news, and how K & J like to take their news (online with a side of minimally biased reporting).

Online reporting and social media are relatively new to the realm of information sources. News outlets are still looking for best-practice to deliver news in a way the public trusts and social media sites are struggling to find their footing on responsible news sharing. This can lead to conflicting ideas of what news sources are reliable. Listen in to see how they parse the news. 

Their expertise in regards to news and social media? Casual use.

Their qualifications to discuss the topic? Random life experience and caffeination during recording sessions.

Basically, anything they discuss? Don’t take their word for it - but they hope you enjoy the show!

Reference Links:

Our coffee this week:
In Jaime’s Cup: https://www.zokacoffee.com/

In Kevin’s Cup: https://www.seattlesbest.com/product/post-alley-blend 

Definitions/Common Ground:

Merriam-Webster: https://www.merriam-webster.com/ 

Sources for the rest of the show:

Tucker Carlson Lawsuit: https://www.npr.org/2020/09/29/917747123/you-literally-cant-believe-the-facts-tucker-carlson-tells-you-so-say-fox-s-lawye 

Pew Research: More Than Eight in Ten Americans Get News from Digital Services (Jan 2021): https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/01/12/more-than-eight-in-ten-americans-get-news-from-digital-devices/ 

Pew Research Q&A, How PRC evaluated Americans’ trust in 30 news sources: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/01/24/qa-how-pew-research-center-evaluated-americans-trust-in-30-news-sources/ 

Media Bias / Fact Check: mediabiasfactcheck.com

Media Bias Chart: https://www.adfontesmedia.com/ 

Poynter: Should you trust media bias charts? https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/media-literacy/2021/should-you-trust-media-bias-charts/ 

How to Spot Fake News (Infographic): https://www.visualcapitalist.com/how-to-spot-fake-news/ 

Mattis Op-Ed: https://www.wsj.com/articles/jim-mattis-duty-democracy-and-the-threat-of-tribalism-11566984601?mod=hp_lead_pos5 

Gawq News App: https://www.gawq.com/ 

Quotables:

“The headline is a supporting actor, it’s not the whole story!”

“It’s not even the supporting actor, it’s the trailer! That’s all it is.”

 

“I wash my cups, America. Judge as you will.”

 

“If you can be wrong and admit it? I respect you at least half a percent more than I normally would!”

 

“I read the New York Times, don’t @ me.”

Show us your common sense:

We would love to hear from you. Please feel free to stop by and let us know your thoughts on today’s episode. Where do you get your news? Are social media sites handling becoming sources of news distribution well? Do you wash your coffee cup?