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The Utterly Moderate podcast: Journalism & Democracy (with Jason Adrians, Lolly Bowean, & Michael Deas) – Bloomington Pantagraph

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American democracy is facing very serious challenges, as we have noted in much of our work (see just a few examples here and here and here). One of the greatest threats is that posed by misinformation and disinformation, as many Americans turn away from credible news and information sources and instead rely on low-quality outlets.
With this in mind, on November 2, 2021, we hosted a panel to discuss the importance of journalism in restoring our democracy. Our panel included:
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Two reasonable social scientists, Dr. Alison Dagnes and Dr. Lawrence Eppard, analyze important topics by clearing away politics, opinions, and ideologies to get to the facts.

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Normal Community High School is one of four finalists in the first-ever Illinois State Pork Chop Sandwich Finals, co-hosted by the IHSA and Illinois Pork Producers Association.
One of the disappointing results of the redistricting of Illinois is how many popular elected officials may or already have removed themselves…
WASHINGTON — The world is changing faster than our sluggish political leaders — let alone the public — can manage.

This is a letter to the editor from The Pantagraph’s opinion page.

Anyone with information, however insignificant it might seem, should contact authorities immediately. Their information could be the needle in the haystack that leads to a solution.
How divided and combative is Congress?

This is a letter to the editor from The Pantagraph’s opinion page.

This is a letter to the editor from The Pantagraph’s opinion page.

This is a letter to the editor from The Pantagraph’s opinion page.

This is a letter to the editor from The Pantagraph’s opinion page.
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