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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics


On the Front Line of the Battle Against Fake News

Sally Lehrman, Senior Director of Journalism Ethics, is quoted.

“It’s not about convincing people to trust you,” Sally Lehrman says. “It’s about earning their trust.”

“As a society,” Lehrman says, “there are many enormous decisions that we have to make, and there are many very small decisions we have to make.” Key to making them well, she adds, “is information that we can rely on to be accurate, that we can use to have debates and discussions about the next steps.”

Excerpted from an article in


journalism, media, commentary