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Reserve a spot at Policy and a Pint presents: The Line Between News and Opinion

Posted at 3:24 PM on November 29, 2010 by Julia Schrenkler

Where do you draw the line between news and opinion? From the Policy and a Pint presents: The Line Between News and Opinion event listing:

"According to the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, Americans are spending more time 'with' the news. That means listening to radio, watching TV, reading blogs, opening newspapers and paging through magazines.

But the news sources listed in the research are surprising. It includes the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and network nighttime broadcasts, of course, but also Bill O'Reilly's show, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show and Rush Limbaugh. Where is the line between opinion, news and comedy?

Steve Seel will talk with MPR News' Chris Worthington and Bob Collins about Juan Williams, objectivity, opinion, Keith Olbermann and how different generations get and interpret their news. If Walter Cronkite felt he could venture into commentary, why can't today's anchors and journalists?"

A great topic, and one featuring some of my fellow MPR staffmembers as guests. Chris Worthington and Bob Collins will take questions, present their experience, and will leave you thinking hard about where and how you get your news.

Buy a ticket and reserve your space at this Policy & a Pint event because tickets (via The Citizen's League) go fast.

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