social media

Vin Crosbie/Flickr

We've come a long way from the days when Walter Cronkite, the anchorman of the CBS Evening News, was widely hailed as the "most trusted man in America."

Whether you blame the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine in 1987, the proliferation of the internet, or the shift from "journalists" to "content creators," separating truth from fiction - even as it pertains to those reporting or presenting "the news" has become impossibly complicated.

And at the same time, the most important work, that of local newspapers, radio and television, is disappearing bit by bit.

Jill Hagstrom Yankee. Used with permission

Annie Dugan talks about combating negativity on social media by changing what you follow, look at and post.

Carla Hamilton's Art of the Remix opens tonight at Teatro Zuccone ... 

The film Desolation Slow opens at Teatro on Friday ...

Saturday, Sue Rauschenfels opens a show at the Lakeside Gallery in Duluth

Alex Ingram/Flickr

Why do we argue on social media and why are those arguments so hard to turn away from?

KUMD's Adam Reinhardt went to Dr. Edward Downs of the UMD Communications Department to find out.  

©Bret Thiele/Duluth-Area Backyard Gardeners

Tom Kasper says the rain and warm temperatures mean weeds are exploding this year (metaphorically speaking), and there are several options to choose from when it comes to getting rid of them.

Are you a fan of social media videos featuring artists and craftsmen creating their work?

How being exposed "process, not just product" can be good for us ... and what to do about it if watching the videos gives you the itch to try making art yourself.

You can see the "Starry Night" video here on YouTube, and learn more about Turkish artist Garip Ay and ebru here.