Exploring Apple’s Role in News Literacy

I grew up in the age of Walter Cronkite and other very trusted news broadcasters. My family turned into Cronkite, affectionally known as “Uncle Walter” to many of us, every night, to hear CBS’ nightly news at 6:00 PM.

As a nation, these news broadcasts were critical to keep us informed of world and national news. In my case, it conditioned me from an early age to trust these news reporters to dispense accurate and impartial news reports. The concept that they would even consider reporting on something that was not vetted and checked out in detail never even entered my mind. In fact, until the last 15-20 years or so, these national broadcasts were gospel to many of us “boomers” as CBS, ABC and NBC news were pragmatic and mostly on the money.

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Tim Bajarin

Tim Bajarin is the President of Creative Strategies, Inc. He is recognized as one of the leading industry consultants, analysts and futurists covering the field of personal computers and consumer technology. Mr. Bajarin has been with Creative Strategies since 1981 and has served as a consultant to most of the leading hardware and software vendors in the industry including IBM, Apple, Xerox, Compaq, Dell, AT&T, Microsoft, Polaroid, Lotus, Epson, Toshiba and numerous others.