Justified or not, most Americans say they have lost trust in the news media.
A look at the facts and fiction as journalism faces perilous times. Journalism
is suffering from some of the biggest trust issues it has ever faced, leading
to the bottom-line question: Can news media recapture the public's support?
Pat Cuneo and Ben Speggen, experienced journalists and staff members of
the Jefferson Educational Society, will guide this conversation.
– Pat Cuneo, B.A. and Ben Speggen, M.A.
Erie native Pat Cuneo, Coordinator of Publications at the JES, is a former reporter, editor and columnist for the Erie Times-News. He is a 1978 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and studied journalism at Poynter Institute and the American Press Institute. He recorded his first "45" for Franklin Records in Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1979 ("Lost and Lonely"), performed as a singer-songwriter for the Alex Findley Band at regional folk festivals for more than a decade and was a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association from 1992 to 2007.