Media,News Finding the Facts From Original Sources

Finding the Facts From Original Sources


Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed David Dozier who is a leading media authority.

Legacy media often name (and social media sometimes name) sources for the news and information they report. Legacy media, however, may distort news or leave out important information. Social media often get the facts wrong. The Internet provides every news consumer with access to many original sources of news. For example, you may learn that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has just released new health information on an epidemic. What did the CDC actually say? Using keywords, you can use search engines (Google, Bing) to track down what the CDC actually said on the CDC website. In addition, you can check the coverage of the same news from multiple legacy media you trust, a process called triangulation. Finally, several organizations (Snopes, PolitiFact,, ProPublica) provide fact-checking websites that debunk disinformation and misinformation. For more on disinformation campaigns, see

The Price of Business is one of the longest-running shows of its kind in the country and is in markets coast to coast. The Host, Kevin Price, is a multi-award-winning author, broadcast journalist, and syndicated columnist. He is Editor at Large for this site.  Learn more about the show and its digital partners at

David Dozier ( is the author of the novel, The California Killing Field. He is a professor emeritus in the School of Journalism & Media Studies, San Diego State University. He’s an internationally recognized expert on communication management and public relations.

According to USA Business Radio, “David Dozier is a scholar of public relations and communication management, professor emeritus in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University, and author of The California Killing Field. He says fake news has become a phenomenon, political campaigns use the tactic to influence voters, and that it’s perplexing that a conspiracy-based group such as QAnon has gained national attention.

Kevin Price and David Dozier are doing a multi-part series on this important topic that will be on many different platforms, as well as on radio. Keep an eye out for the series throughout the Price of Business Digital Network and USA Business Radio.


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