The Trouble with Truth
News outlets seem determined to douse rumors of fake news by declaring their commitment to truth and justice. In 2017, <em>The Washington Post</em> added, “Democracy Dies in Darkness” to its masthead. And <em>The New York Times</em> famously launched its “Truth is Hard” campaign, proclaiming, “The truth is hard to find. The truth is hard to know. The truth is more important now than ever.”<br><br> But what is truth? And will anyone do the work to figure it out, when 60% of those under 18 say they are overwhelmed by information, while 75% of millennials say they tune out the news? We’ll talk about how Christian journalists and communicators are called to serve as gatekeepers of truth, and we will consider how to meaningfully share that truth in an increasingly noisy world.