(Press)ed: A Podcast About The Media, Fake News, And The Future Of Our Democracy is organized by The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and The Public’s Radio as part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.
Episodes are below; as well as the series’ online engagement platform.
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Ask a Question!
In the first episodes of (Press)ed, Independent Producer Mary Quintas is having two Rhode Islanders take part in an experiment about media consumption and civil discourse.
Now’s your chance to get involved—we need your help to shape an upcoming episode! We’re eager to hear your questions about how journalists cover politics, civil life, and the political divide.
Here’s how it works: You submit your question below. If we can further dig into your question, we’ll be in touch to learn more about your inspiration and involve you in finding the answer. Stay tuned as we get additional submissions and have questions compete against each other for inclusion in (Press)ed!
You might ask:
- How do journalists cover a political issue when one side isn’t using factual information?
- How do journalists cover issues they have strong personal feelings about?
- How do news organizations decide how much airtime to give a political candidate?
- Is objectivity possible?
So, ask away. What questions do you have about how journalists cover politics and civic life?
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