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A Matter of Facts podcast: UD's Dannagal Young on fact-checking

Dec 18, 2020

In a world with Facebook, Twitter, 24/7 news channels, talk radio, citizen journalism, fake news, real news, audiences are drowning in an overwhelming overload of information.  Clearly a guidepost is needed to identify what is a trustworthy and a reliable source of news and information.

Delaware Humanities' podcast– A Matter of Facts – delves into this topic as part of its mission is to engage, educate, and inspire all Delawareans through cultural programming. In season 2 of the podcast, it examines more closely popular sources of news and information.

This week on The Green, we offer the latest episode of A Matter of Facts, featuring a conversation about fact-checking with the University of Delaware's Dannagal Young.


Young is an associate professor of communication and Political Science at the University of Delaware – and distinguished research fellow with the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

She studies political satire, political media effects, the psychology of political humor and the intersection of entertainment and information.  She has also spent time specifically examining fact-checking.

Young is also the author of the book Rage and Irony: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States

Delaware Public Media is proud to produce A Matter of Facts with Delaware Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Its mission is to engage, educate, and inspire all Delawareans through cultural programming 

Delaware Humanities also thanks the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for its partnership.