10/11 Practicing Journalism in the Age of Fake News
Join the robust discussion with six insightful scholars with global perspectives!
Date: October 11, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Location: 830 Conference Room, 25 Park Place NE Atlanta, GA 30303
In the past year, fake news has evolved into a powerful industry, redefining political practices across the globe. From the emergence of propaganda troll armies, to fake websites, to politicians using fake news as a way of bypassing accountability – misinformation has become a contentious political weapon. What is the role of journalism in combatting fake news? How has professional journalism responded to political attacks and to growing public mistrust in the media?
Come listen to five experienced journalists talk about the meaning of fake news in their professional lives, and the challenges and opportunities that the so-called post-truth era presents for quality journalism.
Hashtags: #FakeNews, #Trump, #journalism, #GSU #GSUCommDept
Organizer & Moderator: Maria Repnikova
Panelists: Steven Sloan, Donna Krache, Ryan Vizzions, Michael Brooks, Ed Baker
Maria RepnikovaMaria Repnikova is an Assistant Professor in Global Communication of Georgia State University, and the Director of Center for Global Information Studies. Her research examines the processes of political resistance and persuasion in illiberal political contexts, drawing on ethnographic research approaches and extensive time in the field
Stephen SloanSteven Sloan is the director of STATE, the first digital magazine from CNN Politics. He oversees all aspects of the magazine, which goes beyond traditional coverage of Washington by examining the American experience through a political lens. Before joining CNN, Sloan worked as an editor for POLITICO and a reporter for Bloomberg News. Sloan is a native Atlantan and a graduate of Georgia State University.
Donna Krache Donna Krache is a journalism lecturer at Georgia State University and an award-winning media practitioner. For more than 20 years, she served as a writer, producer and executive producer at CNN, and led the first production team to migrate its daily program entirely to the digital platform. Krache was also a member of the CNN teams that won Peabody Awards in 2010, 2008 and 2005, for coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill, 2008 Presidential Election, and Hurricane Katrina.
Ryan Vizzions Ryan Vizzions is an independent, veteran photojournalist and photographer in Atlanta. His photography has been featured by People Magazine, Newsweek, Amnesty International, Mother Jones, Artsy.net, Mic.com, and many other publications nationally and internationally. Vizzions’ documentation of the struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against the North Dakota Pipeline has defined him as one of the leaders of the new age of photojournalism, and one of the most important American photojournalists of the last century.
Michael Brooks Michael Brooks is the host of the Michael Brooks Show, an independent politics, entertainment and history show based in New York. He is also the co-host of the award-winning program the Majority Report and 2 Dope Boys & a Podcast. Commenting on the politics in Middle East and the US, he actively contributes to worldwide media outlets such as Al Jazeera, France 24, HuffPost Live, Sirius and RT, as well as to the Baffler, Jacobin, Washington Post and Open Democracy.
Ed BakerEd Baker is the Executive in Residence at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. Previously, he was the Publisher of Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Chief Strategic Officer of the parent company, American City Business Journals, a senior executive at two of the world’s largest advertising agencies, JWT and DMB&B. Baker has received lifetime achievement awards from the Atlanta Press Club, Atlanta Advertising Club, and Georgia State University.
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