Expert Panel Discussions– A panel of speakers talk about the issue, and offer ways to help educate journalists.
2:15 pm Fake News and Misinformation with Aimee Rinehart, Peter Huoppi & Paul Pronovost – Charges of fake news have been growing louder and reaching wider in this country — from the White House to the man on the street, and the media industry is having to defend itself against a cacophony of angry voices as well as physical threats, in some cases. Some news organizations have protested the politically charged label by becoming more transparent, confronting misleading or untrue charges, even from the White House, to more than 300 news organizations nationwide committing to a coordinated effort by the Boston Globe to run editorials the same day on freedom of the press. This session will look at the issue of fake news and misinformation and what the media is and should be doing.
3:30 pm Open Records with Todd Feathers & Tom Zuppa- With the media under attack, transparency in coverage has become an ever-important tool to inform and connect with the public. However, access to public information seems to be getting harder, even information available just a few years ago.