Should You Believe Everything You Read Just Because a Reporter Writes It?


This content originally appeared on my former Chicagosphere online-media blog, hosted on the Chicago Tribune‘s ChicagoNow network.

It’s amazing how unused to receiving criticism reporters can be. Since writing about the future of journalism in Chicago this week (see here and here), I’ve been inundated with comments from reporters telling me that I don’t have the right to share my opinion or voice dissent when it comes to reporters…because I’m not a journalist myself. In today’s video post I ask my audience, do you think you should believe everything you read just because a reporter writes it?

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