The Great News Divide

The 2020 election is finally over in the United States, but the polarization of the country continues to grow. We used to be a nation that read the same papers and watched the same evening news programs; now many of us have completely separate sources of information, and news outlets have strayed far from the mass media that existed decades ago. To help us understand the radically remade world of news, we’re joined by Meg Heckman, who worked in local news for over a decade as a reporter and digital editor, and who is now an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern and the author of Political Godmother: Nackey Scripps Loeb and the Newspaper That Shook the Republican Party.

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