Why Americans deserve better news

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News, news, news. Right news, left news, fake news, and more. America's news landscape is a hot topic of conversation. In the digital age, the news plays a crucial part in American politics. But is it broken?

Americans have begun avoiding the news simply because it weighs them down or they don’t believe in it.

But being an informed citizen is patriotic and needed for the betterment of the country, so how can the news be improved so that Americans will truly listen?

1. Provide quality and objective reporting to win back the trust of Americans
2. Increase diversity and representation to better reflect the diversity in America
3. Engage with audiences to better understand their needs and perspectives

So much work is needed to improve America's news industry, but there's disagreement on what can or should be done. Can the American news industry reach a place where citizens want to thoughtfully engage in the news?

Listen to these podcast episodes for more perspectives on the future of news:

Village Squarecast: Broken News With Chris Stirewalt

Listen to learn about the news industry from Chris Stirewalt, former Fox News political editor and author of Broken News: Why the Media Rage Machine Divides America and How to Fight Back.

How Do We Fix It? The Future of Journalism with Nikki Usher

Nikki Usher, an associate Professor at the university of San Diego, studies journalism, politics, tech, and power. Her recent book is News For The Rich, White and Blue: How Place and Power Distort American Journalism.

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Democracy in Danger: Ballot Blues

On this episode of Democracy in Danger, two guests join to discuss voter suppression. Will new election technology create more trust in the election system? How can the government protect election workers against election deniers? What techniques of voter suppression actually occur? These questions and more are answered in this episode!

Our Body Politic: Women and Transgender Athletes in Sports

WIth the 50 year anniversary of the passage of Title IX coming up, Our Body politic dives into what has changed in women's sports and what needs to continue to improve. From how race plays a part in how women athletes are perceived to the implications of race in the women's NCAA championship, Our Body Politic covers it all.

United She Stands: What the Heck is Democracy Reform?

Looking to learn more about democracy reform? This episode form United She Stands discusses different democracy reform ideas and ways to improve the broken system that currently exists. Make sure to check out this episode and the rest of United She Stands episodes!

FEATURED EXPERTS

Let's Find Common Ground: Amanda Ripley on the type of Conflict America Faces

Amanda Ripley is a New York Times bestselling author, Washington Post contributing columnist, and an investigative journalist. In addition to writing High Conflict, The Unthinkable, and The Smartest Kids in the World she is also a podcaster! Ripley co-hosts Slate Podcast. She combines storytelling and data to help highlight problems and solutions.

Democracy Paradox: Jamie Susskind on Republican Ideals Governing Technology

Jamie Susskind is a best selling author of The Digital Republic: On Freedom and Democracy in the 21st Century and multiple other books on politics and technology. In addition to being a distinguished author, he has had fellowships at Cambridge and Harvard University. His work focuses on the crossroads of technology, politics, and law.

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