Jennifer Jacobs, whose journey to White House correspondent began in Iowa, will bring back home tales of covering the Trump presidency when she serves as the annual Celebrating a Free Press and Open Government Banquet’s guest speaker in Des Moines on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.
The biggest concern facing the general public when it tries to determine what news source to trust? “The wide variety of people who produce news, and only some of them our journalists,” David Ryfe, professor and chairman of the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication, said in this IowaWatch Connection podcast.
No, the Red Cross would never solicit donations through chain letters. And the public should immediately destroy any of those bogus letters they received in the mail. Conditions at Camp Dodge near Des Moines, where thousands of boys from across the Midwest were training as soldiers were better than at many other military camps around the country, despite rumors. And that woman from southern Iowa who had helped spread juicy bits of scandal about the camp was headed for an appearance in front of a federal grand jury. The country was at war in 1917, and military leaders were busy tamping down negative press.
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A recent study by BuzzFeed News confirmed a disturbing feeling that grew increasingly intense as the presidential campaign wore on. It was a sense that falsity was overwhelming facts in the information base voters would use to …
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