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A recent study from Stanford University found most teenagers couldn’t tell the difference between fake and credible news. That problem isn't limited to teens, though. Leading up to and after the election of Donald Trump, there’s been growing criticism over fake and hyper-partisan news sites. Overwhelmed social media users have even begun to cut back on their Facebook habits.

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KERA, the home of public radio and television in North Texas, unveiled a refreshed brand today that includes a new logo and a new sound signature.

It's hard to keep a writer from, well, just writing. Even when they lead the staff of a major city's glossy. 'D' founder Wick Allison was able to keep Tim Rogers in the top editor's position since 2003, more or less. Now, Rogers will stay with the magazine and write exclusively once 'D' finds an editor.

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Does social media help or hurt the quality of news coverage? NPR’s Andy Carvin redefined reporting with his crowdsourced updates on Middle East conflicts via Twitter 7 days a week, sometimes 16 hours a day. He talks to Think host Krys Boyd about his book Distant Witness: Social Media, the Arab Spring, and a Journalism Revolution at 1 p.m.

Dynamic engagement is behind a boom in Latino-produced online media. One example: Texas blogger Armando Rayo calls himself a “taco journalist.” He explains how his dual heritage reflects a larger shift in interests in an interview with KERA's Lauren Silverman at SXSW Interactive. “I was born and raised here in Texas, I’m Mexican at heart but Tejano by birth so that experience is my own bicultural experience ... you won’t see me watching novelas, but you will see me watching the 'Daily Show',” Rayo says.