With more information than ever before at our fingertips, you would think the American consumer's news literacy - or knowledge of current events - had never been higher. The fact is, that literacy is slipping dramatically.
University of Montana Radio-Television Professor Ray Fanning teaches a class on news literacy.
In this feature interview, he talks with News Director Sally Mauk about how to become a smarter news consumer - and about why our news literacy is declining.
[UM Professor Ray Fanning will give a free public lecture on news literacy, at six o'clock Tuesday evening December 3rd, in the University Center north ballroom on the UM campus.]