Kevin Kane serves as the president of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, which he founded in 2008. The Institute's mission is to promote freedom and prosperity in Louisiana. Kevin has helped advance this mission through work on policy issues including education, health care and criminal justice.
While The Pelican Institute does not have a formal position on the privatization of government services, it does promote policies that limit the scope and cost of government. If privatization is warranted, the Institute supports it only if it is done correctly.
Kevin is a native of New York and a graduate of Tulane University and the Loyola University School of Law, and is a fellow of the Loyola Institute of Politics. He sits on the board of the Choice Foundation, which operates three charter schools that opened after Hurricane Katrina. Kevin lives in New Orleans with his wife Lesley and their two children and never tires of exploring America’s most interesting city.
How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference?
According to the 2018 Louisiana Survey, when it comes to trusting news organizations, more Louisiana residents put their faith in local media than national media outlets. Despite that trust, only 36 percent of the state’s news consumers say local news deals fairly with both sides.
So, why is there so much mistrust of the news media? Where are consumers primarily getting their news? How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on a special encore presentation of “News about the News” airing Wednesday, December 26 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.