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Trust and Truth in the Digital Age: A Journalist’s Primer on Combating Information Disorder

October 30, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.
Franklin Pierce Manchester Campus
670 North Commercial Street
Manchester, NH

Get a hands-on demo of the latest news verification technologies and build your toolkit to help you spot and combat misinformation and media manipulation.

Register here Attendance is free of charge. Lunch provided.  View Map.

Rumors, viral social media, agents of misinformation. How do journalists fact-check and identify masked motives? Join us for a day of professional development as we discuss the latest reporting techniques to mitigate media manipulation and information disorder.

First Draft News will be on hand to lead the discussion and share techniques to address the ethical challenges of deep fakes, mis-and dis-information. First Draft is dedicated to supporting journalists, academics and technologists working to address challenges related to trust and truth. They host a global verification and collaborative investigation network through the CrossCheck International initiative. This expanding community brings best practices to newsrooms and journalism schools around the world.

Claire Wardle, Ph.D.

Lead Trainer: Claire Wardle, Ph.D. Claire leads the strategic direction and research for First Draft and is the co-founder of one of First Draft’s founding partners, Eyewitness Media Hub. Before First Draft, she was the Research Director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

She was also head of social media for the United Nations Refugee Agency and Director of News Services for Storyful. She is one of the world’s experts on user-generated content, and has led substantial research projects—with an emphasis on qualitative research methodologies—investigating how UGC is handled by news organizations.

She was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Information and Entertainment. She holds a PhD in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania.

And Don’t Miss The Panel: What do three local journalists have in common with a campaign consultant and a legal expert on the First Amendment? Find out over lunch.

Scheduled to participate:

Kevin Landrigan, Journalist, Union Leader
Carol Robidoux, Journalist, Manchester InkLink
Josh Rogers, Journalist, NHPR
Greg Sullivan, Esq., Malloy & Sullivan, First Amendment expert
Jiore Craig, Campaign Consultant, GQR

Granite State News Collaborative
Marlin Fitzwater Center on Communications
Nackey S. Loeb School of Communication
New Hampshire Press Association
Endowment for Health

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