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The Media Bias Crisis: A Look from the Other Side


Jennifer Davis, COO, Executive Writer, Director of Strategy, Laura Evans Media
Laura Evans, President & CEO, Laura Evans Media
Sheila Jaskot, Producer and Media Logistics Director, Laura Evans Media
Daniela Sicuranza, Senior Writer & Producer and Senior, Director of Outreach, Laura Evans Media

“We were all former newsies and decided to leave. We were tired of talking about terrible things every day and tired of seeing what the changes were that were kind of deteriorating newsrooms.”

– Laura Evans

“The demand is there for the unbiased, unfiltered news, and a lot of journalists are finding ways to meet that need.”

– Daniela Daniela Sicuranza

“News organizations are vast and it’s like a giant game of telephone with a lot of cooks in the kitchen.”

– Jennifer Davis

“You know that people have a view that there’s a bias in the media. And it takes a toll when you really are trying to do positive, truthful work, and just systematically there’s a problem.”

– Jennifer Davis

“Everybody knows that there is a problem with misinformation and disinformation. […] that’s indisputable.”

– Sheila Jaskot

Key takeaways & next steps:

  • Misinformation in the media arises from structural issues within news organizations, frequently caused by strict deadlines and limited resources.
  • Journalists working independently are leaving conventional newsrooms to deliver impartial news through platforms such as podcasts, newsletters, and social media, highlighting the importance of having a variety of news outlets.
  • To expand their media reach, strategies need to be broadened, including submitting opinion pieces, generating content on platforms like Medium and LinkedIn, and distributing their message through different channels.
  • Promoting responsible news consumption and enhancing media literacy are essential steps to counter misinformation, underlining the significance of fact-checking amongst the public.