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WATCH: Fake News?

Jan 22, 2018

Public trust in the media is at an all-time low. One reason - concern over ‘fake news’ is at a high. That’s according to a new survey released this week by Gallup and the Knight Foundation. Seventy-three percent of Americans say inaccurate information on the web is a “major problem” with news coverage. So how do we deal with this issue of ‘fake news’ and how do we improve public trust in the media? Mike Johansson (Senior Lecturer, RIT School of Communication), Deanna Dewberry (Anchor & Reporter, News10NBC), and Justin Murphy (Education Reporter, Democrat & Chronicle), in addition to Rochester area residents, share their perspectives on this edition of Need to Know