How the Media Divided America

How culpable is the media for the political fragmentation of the nation? We explore that with the former presidents of CBS News and CNN, along with two experts who have studied the impact of the rise of internet-based news organizations.

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Lawrence Pintak is an award-winning former CBS News Middle East correspondent, founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University (2009-2016), and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council. He was named a Fellow of the Society by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2017 for "outstanding service to the profession of journalism" around the world. Pintak is a contributor to ForeignPolicy.com, The Daily Beast, and other outlets. Read his articles at pintak.com. His books include Reflections in a Bloodshot Lens: America, Islam & The War of Ideas; Islam for Journalists (co-editor); The New Arab Journalist; and Seeds of Hate: How America’s Flawed Middle East Policy Ignited the Jihad. He holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Wales, Trinity St. David. Follow him on Twitter @LPintak.

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