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Monday, December 12th, 2016

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6:06a
How about we also focus on fixing "real news"

I want to highly recommend this report from the Shorenstien Center.
http://shorensteincenter.org/news-coverage-2016-general-el…/


What is important about it is that it links what many people have been saying about the press and its coverage with the historical trends in news coverage.

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Needless to say, the report has not received nearly the coverage in established news as the buzz over fake news. Where it has been covered, the coverage has missed the point.

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This is why I say "fake news" is so not the problem. Yes, Vox is left leaning. That's fine. I am all down with partisan reporting that is real reporting. A lot of countries have that tradition, and we used to have that tradition in the U.S. until newspapers declined and many went out of business. But there is a difference between a partisan outlook and bad reporting that ignores relevant context.

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