Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Did you know that Kentucky ranks as one of the highest states in mistrusting the media?  A recent survey released by Secretary of State Alison Grimes says Kentucky ranks 48th in citizen’s confidence in the media.

At the recent Kentucky Bar Association meeting in Owensboro, Krystal Ball, a writer and journalist from Louisville says the media can be its own worst enemy, “2016 was the most substance-free election in terms of the coverage. When people hear the rhetoric from politicians and then they turn on the TV and see the shouting matches, they believe the media isn't working for them.”

In the meeting, Secretary Grimes challenged the media to take their responsibility of strengthening our democracy seriously.

I guess we can tune in to find the results.

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