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fake news

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) reported on a survey conducted by the Monmouth University Polling Institute in early March.  The RTDNA said the results, which were released in early April, show 77% of Americans believe responsible journalists report "fake news" at least occasionally, and 31% believe journalists report "fake news" regularly.

For this week's program, News Director Rich Egger spoke with Alex Rodriguez, who's a member of the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board.  Rodriguez has also worked as a foreign correspondent for the Tribune and he was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for the newspaper.

The Shop Talk panelists will spend the next couple weeks discussing "news" stories that are deliberately misleading or contain poor reporting.  The starting point for their discussion regards the home page editor of the Washington Post, Doris Truong.