Americans are avoiding the news. What can journalists do?
So what needs to change? Ripley has an answer, and it begins with giving people hope:
“There is some overlap between what journalism does and how humans actually process information, but not a huge amount,” Ripley says. “There’s a lot you would do differently if you were going to design news for human consumption.”
Today, On Point: Americans are avoiding the news. What can journalists do?
Joe Segal, On Point listener.
Amanda Ripley, investigative journalist and the host of Slate’s “How To!” podcast. Author of “High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out.” (@amandaripley)
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