A weekly talk show about people in the Mon Valley area of Pittsburgh

A weekly public affairs show about McKeesport and the Mon Valley, produced in cooperation with WEDO (810) and WZUM (1550).

Two Rivers, 30 Minutes for 4-24-2020


Topic: Reading news critically in the social media age

Guest: Zack Furness, associate professor of communications at Penn State Greater Allegheny Campus

How topic discussed: We are being assaulted with 24-hour news both on conventional TV and radio, and on our phones and tablets in the form of social media. How do we sort the fact from the fiction? What methods should we use to identify when something is real or "fake news"? When does opinion cross the line into propaganda? At what point should we unplug ourselves?



Filetype: MP3 - Size: 27.14MB - Duration: 29:39 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

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