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How My Muskie Internship Helped Revive My Hope in Journalism

The Edmund S. Muskie Internship Program is now accepting applications for its 2020 class. Visit culturalvistas.org/muskie to learn more and apply. Fake news and disinformation are the direct results of media outlets racing to be the first to report the news. At the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (aka Wisconsin Watch) where I interned as a media fellow this summer—quality over quantity is the only answer. My internship as a participant of the Edmund S. Muskie Internship Program gave me insight into possible solutions to some of the industry’s biggest challenges.

Journalism Fellowship Provides Students with Perspective, Skills to Combat Disinformation

With almost two-thirds of adults in the United States saying that they feel like ‘fake news’ is sowing confusion over basic facts of current issues and events, Cultural Vistas recently launched its Journalism in the Era of Disinformation (JED) Fellowship to better equip eight German and eight American journalists for a modern news media environment plagued by disinformation and falsehood. Fellows met with journalists and others combating disinformation in a variety of different media environments across Washington, D.C.; Charlottesville, Virginia; and New York City. Though the travel portion of their fully-funded weeklong program ended in May, the fellows continue to…

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