Teresa Falgoust KIDS COUNT Coordinator at Agenda for Children
Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Teresa has held the KIDS Count Program Coordinator position at the Agenda for Children since 2005. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Data Center maintains the best available data and statistics on the educational, social, economic and physical well-being of children. Teresa brings expertise in accessing and using data on child well-being in Louisiana, including data on economic security, education, early education, juvenile justice, health and child welfare. Through her work at Agenda for Children, she has been involved in a range of initiatives to improve access to quality early care and education, including the Greater New Orleans Rebuild Child Care Collaborative and the New Orleans Early Education Network. She holds a B.A. in Political Studies from Bard College.
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.