Keeping up with news and current events seems more important than ever. But, when the news changes so quickly and is seemingly never ending, how do you know who to trust, where to go, or even how to consume it? Heather and Brittany discuss how they consume news, what outlets they trust, and how their kids participate in their news consumption. Later in the episode, they are joined by Jennifer Sullivan, founder of The Middle, where they discuss why it’s important to stay current as mothers, how to approach fake news, and the media’s responsibility in a democracy. The Middle is a news publication that aims at examining all sides of each issue and making sense of the tremendous challenges facing our nation.
Who we talked to
Jennifer Sullivan is a wife, mother of Irish twins, children’s book author, commercial pilot, and founder of The Middle—a new media outlet offering news coverage aimed at providing understanding and finding common ground.
What to listen for:
- The ways Heather and Brittany consciously and unconsciously consume media
- Specific accounts they follow for news and educated opinions on current events and politics
- The importance of knowing the source you are listening to
- The difference between bias and lying
- How journalism has affected extremism
- How we overcome fake news
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