Author Kevin Young says P.T. Barnum didn’t invent the hoax, but he came close to perfecting it. The author of Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts and Fake News says Barnum provided people with a good show. But Young says some the acts are troubling “when you look at his shows up close.”
Southwest Michigan’s Second Wave Managing Editor Kathy Jennings says the On the Ground Project launched by Issue Media Group is old-fashioned “shoe leather journalism.” Spending a lot of time “getting to know people and what’s important to them.”
WestSouthwest with Kathy Jennings and Theresa Coty O'Neill
Western Michigan University Whitney DeCamp says millions of people play violent video games, but he says very few of them commit violent acts. DeCamp’s research into the link, or lack of it, between video games and violent crime has recently been getting more attention.
Rawya Rageh says she always knew that she wanted to be a journalist since she was 13 years old. In fact, she says Rawya means story teller in Arabic. Rageh will be part of a panel discussion on the news media Saturday night in Kalamazoo.