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Media Critics: Accuracy And Paying For Sources


We’ve all seen the news breaking on Twitter, on Facebook and on the TV news tickers, but how often does the rush to be first end in a chorus of apologies for getting it wrong? 

On Tuesday's Up to Date, the Media Critics join Steve Kraske to discuss the big issues in journalism today. 


  • Peggy Lowe, reporter and editor for Harvest Public Media and former print reporter.
  • Derek Donovan, ombudsman for The Kansas City Star.
  • Pam Fine, Knight Chair for News, Leadership and Community and professor of journalism at the University of Kansas.


Up To Date Media Critics
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.