Misinformation in the Mainstream Media

Apr 21, 03:31 PM

Misinformation gets talked about like a problem restricted to social media or alternative media – but mainstream media does it too …

When we talk about misinformation, too often we talk about it like a problem restricted to social media or alternative media – but mainstream outlets play a huge role in spreading it, failing to restrict it, or even creating it themselves. Whether it’s amplifying political lies or loaded narratives, or in propelling racist narratives, misinformation is a problem in mainstream media too. 

James Ball, Global Editor of The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, EJN Trustee and author of Post Truth talks to Emily Bell, Professor of Professional Practice at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism & Brooke Binkowski, managing editor, truthorfiction.com

This is a recording of a major international event organised by the Ethical Journalism Network which was held on Thursday 14th April at 10 pm UK time.