The American Press Is Trying To Figure Out How To Navigate The Political Divide : Consider This from NPR Freedom of the press is enshrined in the Constitution as crucial to a functioning democracy. But what role does the press serve when it feels like the country can't agree on basic facts? NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with a handful of journalists to hear how they're navigating this divide.

This episode feature's CBS's Leslie Stahl, CNN's Jake Tapper, NPR's Ayesha Rascoe, Dawn Rhodes of Block Club Chicago and Sherry Liang of the University of Georgia's Red & Black newspaper.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.
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The U.S. Can't Agree On The Truth. Is It The Media's Job To Fix That?

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The U.S. Can't Agree On The Truth. Is It The Media's Job To Fix That?

The U.S. Can't Agree On The Truth. Is It The Media's Job To Fix That?

The U.S. Can't Agree On The Truth. Is It The Media's Job To Fix That?

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Freedom of the press is enshrined in the Constitution as crucial to a functioning democracy. But what role does the press serve when it feels like the country can't agree on basic facts? NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with a handful of journalists to hear how they're navigating this divide.

This episode feature's CBS's Leslie Stahl, CNN's Jake Tapper, NPR's Ayesha Rascoe, Dawn Rhodes of Block Club Chicago and Sherry Liang of the University of Georgia's Red & Black newspaper.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Chris Benderev. It was edited by Sami Yenigun with help from Wynne Davis. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.