In an unprecedented move for any U.S. President, Trump’s administration sent out an email on Thursday asking his supporters to take a Media Accountability Survey. The survey asks questions like, “Do you trust CNN to report fairly on Trump’s presidency?” And “Do you believe that our party should spend more time and resources holding the mainstream media accountable?” Some might remember that Trump sent a similar poll in August as a presidential candidate – but it’s the first of its kind from an acting president. Today Emily Dugdale spoke with Fred Blevins, who teaches media and law at Florida International University to talk about where this leaves journalists.
The affluent New York City suburb of Westport, Connecticut is 97 percent white. The annual high school essay contest chose the topic of white privilege. The diversity council made national news for a high school essay contest on white privilege – uprooting the council’s quiet existence and questioning the purpose of diversity organizations. Some community members say it’s just what the town needs. Emily Dugdale has the story.