“The core of the study showed that the American public still believes that the news media is important for democracy,” Editor-in-Chief of Gallup, Inc. Frank Newport said. (Caroline Vakil/MNS)“There’s tremendous investigative and enterprise reporting that is taking place in cities across America, and we need to further improve the flow of accurate information and strong reporting going forward,” Jennifer Preston, vice president of journalism at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, said. (Caroline Vakil/MNS)“The question is what do we pay attention to - that’s the real challenge of covering this presidency. There’s a constant blizzard of information coming out of the White House daily, so how do you decide what information is the most important to relay to the public?” PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff said. (Caroline Vakil/MNS)“We’ve been covering this presidency in a nonstop cycle and the challenge for reporters is to be able to paint a picture that says, ‘you decide what’s right and what’s wrong’ and not get mired by the tweet of the hour” Fox News anchor Bret Baier said. (Caroline Vakil/MNS)“What we’re trying to do is provide people with information not affirmation” Editor-In-Chief of The Weekly Standard Stephen Hayes said. (Caroline Vakil/MNS)“We did a Poynter media trust survey specifically looking at polarization and what people thought about the media and found that the rise of partisan media has fed the lack of distrust especially on cable news shows” Indira Lakshmanan, Newmark Chair in Journalism Ethics at The Poynter Institute, said. (Caroline Vakil/MNS)"If you really work with integrity and you’re accountable, people will find that out and trust your reporting," April Ryan, Washington Bureau Chief and White House correspondent at American Urban Radio Networks, said. (Caroline Vakil/MNS)BuzzFeed Media Editor Craig Silverman described what fake news initially meant for him: A story that was 100 percent false, intended to deceive, and was financially driven. (Caroline Vakil/MNS)IMG_9069IMG_9098