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Watch live: Mollie Hemingway on the media’s crisis of credibility

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Can’t make to Grand Rapids for Mollie Hemingway’s talk today on the media? No problem. We’re streaming it online live starting around noon. The talk will also be shown live on Acton’s Facebook page.

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Trust in media institutions is at a historic low. Much of the country is overtly hostile to “fake news.” The media is desperate to recover its authority, even as it has become more biased, less substantive, and less civil in recent years. Is there a way for media institutions to regain respect and uphold the dignity and responsibility granted them in the First Amendment?

Mollie Ziegler Hemingway is a senior editor at The Federalist. A longtime journalist, her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, CNN, National Review, GetReligion, Ricochet, Christianity Today, Federal Times, Radio & Records and many other publications. Mollie was a 2004 recipient of a Phillips Foundation Journalism Fellowship.

Image: Public domain. Wikimedia. Promotional photograph for the 1928 Broadway production of The Front Page Caption reads in part as follows: George Barbier as “The Mayor,” Willard Robertson as “Murphy,” Claude Cooper as “Sheriff Hartman,” Allen Jenkins as “Endicott” and William Foran as “McCue.


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    John Couretas John Couretas is Director of Communications, responsible for print and online communications at the Acton Institute. He has more than 20 years of experience in news and publishing fields. He has worked as a staff writer on newspapers and magazines, covering business and government. John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Humanities from Michigan State University and a Master of Science Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University.

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