LAWTON, OK (KSWO)-Award winning journalist and former NPR host, Michele Norris stopped at Cameron University Thursday as part of the college's academic festival entitled "American Identities in the 21st Century."
She talked about the current state of journalism, how it's affected by social media, the current political environment and claims of fake news. She says it's important to help consumers understand how news is gathered and to earn their trust.
Norris said, "I think it's very important for news organizations and even more important in this moment to earn trust, to stand on integrity, to communicate with listeners and viewers on how they conduct journalism. I think they'll respect the process if they understand process."
Norris is also the founder of the website, "The Race Card Project".
She says what she hopes people take away is to find the value in others' personal narratives--improving the ability to understand one another and how to engage with others we may not agree with.