A monthly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed? The conversations are informal, edgy and always informative. If Warren's asking, you want to know the answer.
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Unlike broadcasters, the UK press – in print or online – has no state regulator like Ofcom requiring it to be impartial. There are many implications to this – and the press must balance this freedom to probe, investigate and criticize with a responsibility to report accurately, ethically, fairly and sensitively. In some people's eyes, there is little to distinguish fake news from flawed journalism. In a "post truth" world; so can we depend on mainstream news organisations to give us the fact-based journalism we need? In 2014, Sir Alan Moses was the unanimous choice of an independent selection panel tasked with appointing the first chair of Ipso, the Independent Press Standards Organisation, the largest independent regulator of the newspaper and magazine industry in the UK. The J-Lab podcast is produced by the Civic Journalism Lab, a forum for professional, student and community journalists in the north east of England to meet, learn and collaborate. It’s supported by Newcastle University and can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/CivicJLab