In an era of amplified polarization combined with rampant mis- and disinformation online — where do divided communities find trust and truth?
This collaborative panel looks back at the year of the pandemic and engages diverse community members across rural/urban divides to explore how citizens in different communities access and share essential information. To whom do we turn for truth and where do we put our trust? How and why do communities agree or disagree on what is true? How can journalists help the larger community arrive at a shared truth in a time of public crisis?
This event is moderated by Jesse Holland, assistant professor at the GWU School of Media and Public Affairs and Mary Kay McFarland, teaching associate professor at the WVU Reed College of Media.