March 2, 2023

Why The Mainstream Media Has Lost Our Trust -- Mo News Conversation

Why The Mainstream Media Has Lost Our Trust -- Mo News Conversation

Only one out of three Americans now trust the news media, putting the US in last place among developed countries according to a new poll. What went wrong, how bad has it gotten and what can be done to reestablish trust between the mainstream media and consumers? 

Steve Krakauer has worked at multiple networks and is now an independent journalist. He joins Mosheh to discuss his new book, “Uncovered: How the Media Got Cozy with Power, Abandoned Its Principles, and Lost the People” in our latest episode. 

We discuss a number of recent media struggles when it came to covering Trump, Covid, race and other topics and how that has further eroded trust. It all comes as the major media outlets have experienced business struggles–trying to maintain audiences and profits in the digital era—making all the issues worse. In this conversation, we also discuss some of our OWN experiences inside national news outlets that expose the bias and the deepening disconnect with the viewer. 

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Mosheh Oinounou (@mosheh) is an Emmy and Murrow award-winning journalist. He has 20 years of experience at networks including Fox News, Bloomberg Television and CBS News, where he was the executive producer of the CBS Evening News and launched the network's 24 hour news channel. He founded the @mosheh Instagram news account in 2020 and the Mo News podcast and newsletter in 2022.

Jill Wagner (@jillrwagner) is an Emmy and Murrow award- winning journalist. She's currently the Managing Editor of the Mo News newsletter and previously worked as a reporter for CBS News, Cheddar News, and News 12. She also co-founded the Need2Know newsletter, and has made it a goal to drop a Seinfeld reference into every Mo News podcast.

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