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Participants (left) ask journalists (right) their questions about the current state of media. Front to back is KUOW reporter Patricia Murphy, George Erb and Natalie Brand.
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Participants (left) ask journalists (right) their questions about the current state of media. Front to back is KUOW reporter Patricia Murphy, George Erb and Natalie Brand.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Sonya Harris

'Fake news’ on your mind? Ask a journalist

Journalism is under fire these days, from the White House to various segments of the population. Respect for freedom of the press has devolved into accusations like “fake news” and “enemy of the people.” Is there more that journalists need to do to re-establish public trust?

KUOW held an ‘Ask a Journalist’ event to give news consumers and journalists a chance to talk about the state of journalism today. We took some of the participants aside afterwards to hear their concerns and reactions to the event.

The audio features the voices of Eric Zoeckler, Joy Payton-Stevens, George Erb, Sara Jean Green, Monica Guzman, Mark Baker, Natalie Brand, Bennett Allen and Patricia Murphy.

This KUOW ‘Ask a Journalist’ event took place on July 22, 2018.

Learn more about KUOW’s Ask A series.