What are we reading? September 2, 2021

Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.



Glen Korstrom, reporter: 

Interesting study shows the disturbing decline in Americans’ decline in trust in national media, particularly among Republicans. There’s a 43 percentage-point gap in that trust, between Democrats and Republicans – the widest gap since 2016.

The gap grows even wider – to 53 points – between liberal Democrats (83%) and conservative Republicans (30%). This is not good news for democracy, or debate on issues, which is something that requires a common understanding of facts. https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/08/30/partisan-divides-in-media-trust-widen-driven-by-a-decline-among-republicans/


Timothy Renshaw, managing editor:

If you really want to be riding the next wave in urban commuting, forget ground-bound electric vehicles. You'll want a car that can fly. Literally. – McKinsey & Co.



Ducks might hold the key to more efficient container shipping freight flow. – Popular Mechanics



And vertical farming might hold the key to more efficient, less water-dependent food production. – Salt Lake Tribune



Mark Falkenberg, deputy managing editor

The Canadian Medical Association throws its support behind vaccine passports, calling for them to be required across the county. – CTV



Watching old TV shows has been a big digital security blanket during the pandemic. But it’s time we stopped, says Toronto writer Lisa Whittington-Hill: “As the world reopens, our long-standing obsession with reboots, remakes, and rewatches—all of which thrived during the pandemic—might just be the thing we leave behind.” – The Walrus