How did we get here? From Walter Cronite to "fake news"

Oct 3, 2018

Newsman Walter Cronkite, called "the most trusted man in America"
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How did we get from "the most trusted man in America" to "fake news"?

It took a lot of little steps: from the "citizen journalists" that emerged with the advent of the internet, to the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine and cross-ownership rules, to a concerted effort by the political left and right to de-legitimize the news media.

How we got here ... and how we move forward training new journalists who've never known any other world.