Friday, June 22, 2018
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Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: The Modern Media

A recent Gallup Poll suggested that Americans’ trust and confidence in the mass media “to report the news fully, accurately and fairly” has dropped to its lowest level in history. Just 32 percent of Americans said they had a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media.

The number stood at 72 percent in 1976.

Tennessee Tech Communications Professor Russ Witcher teaches journalism to the next generation of journalists who will live in this new environment of fake news, Facebook and Twitter reporting, analysis over reporting. He explains how the media has changed and what it means for all of us.

Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting people and subjects of interest to our community. Catch the show each Saturday morning at 6 on Lite Rock 95.9, Rock 93-7, and 106-9 Kicks Country.

Sunday morning, the show airs at 7am on Rock 93-7. Catch the show Sunday night at 6pm on Lite Rock 95.9 and at 7pm on 106-9 Kicks Country. You can also catch Today in The Upper Cumberland Sunday mornings at 7am and Sundays at Noon on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600.