The Middle – Episode 5: The fight for truth & trust

The middle - episode 5

Consuming news feels like a constant effort these days. The daily drum beat of bent truth, misinformation, fake news, and agendas is so overwhelming it’s hard to believe. In this episode, Kathy English, public editor at the Toronto Star, Esther Enkin, ombudsperson at the CBC, and host Sophie Nadeau look at the fight for the truth and trust, and what newsrooms can teach us about earning, keeping and growing trust.

“The role of credible, and in some ways legacy media, is to help people navigate - pardon the expression - the crap.”

- Esther Enkin

If you'd like to continue the conversation, you can find all of our speakers on Twitter, Sophie is @sophienadeau, Esther is @cbcombudsman, and Matthew is @kathyenglish.