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The Utterly Moderate podcast: Journalism & Democracy (with Jason Adrians, Lolly Bowean, & Michael Deas)
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The Utterly Moderate podcast: Journalism & Democracy (with Jason Adrians, Lolly Bowean, & Michael Deas)

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American democracy is facing very serious challenges, as we have noted in much of our work (see just a few examples here and here and here). One of the greatest threats is that posed by misinformation and disinformation, as many Americans turn away from credible news and information sources and instead rely on low-quality outlets.

With this in mind, on November 2, 2021, we hosted a panel to discuss the importance of journalism in restoring our democracy. Our panel included:

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Two reasonable social scientists, Dr. Alison Dagnes and Dr. Lawrence Eppard, analyze important topics by clearing away politics, opinions, and ideologies to get to the facts.

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In the end, this landfill crisis has many facets. However, what will be remembered in the coming years is who became a neighbor by recognizing the neighbor’s need. I pray we will find new ways to exercise neighborliness. We are, in the most important ways, one city.

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