(PRESS)ed: a podcast about the media, fake news and the future of our democracy, from Producer Mary Quintas, Rhode Island Public Radio and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.

When two neighbors from across the political divide agree to go on a "balanced media diet," they hope to learn something about opposing viewpoints. Will they be able to engage in a friendly conversation about politics? Can they remain friends despite their differences? And what do the results of this experiment tell us about journalists, their work and its impact on democracy?

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This podcast is produced by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and Rhode Island Public Radio as part of the "Democracy and the Informed Citizen" initiative. Administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils, the initiative seeks to deepen the public's knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities and journalism. Thanks to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.