Kirby Goidel Guest Host, Political Science & Mass Communication Professor at LSU
Kirby Goidel is a professor of political science and mass communication at Louisiana State University. He received his PhD from the University of Kentucky in 1993 and is the author of three books and over thirty journal articles. His latest book, America's Failed Experiment: How We The People Have Become the Problem was published in January 2014 by Rowman & Littlefield.
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.