How do you sort truth from fiction in the era of social media? When news breaks and spreads at lightning speed, most people are left scratching their heads. And recent breaking news stories, from the Boston Marathon bombing to the D.C. Navy Yard shooting, brought misinformation and mistakes from ordinary citizens and from traditional news sources. Come hear a discussion of this topic at the Ford Foundation headquarters in New York City, where a panel of traditional and new media practitioners will discuss how they make ethical decisions on what to post and when.
Produced by The Poynter Institute and MediaShift, “Truth and Trust in the 21st Century,” will expand on the essays in the new book, “The New Ethics of Journalism,” edited by Poynter senior faculty Kelly McBride and Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute. McBride will moderate a panel on stage, and include a selection of diverse voices from the audience. The discussion will include recent case studies, how decisions were made and tips on how to get at the truth — and create trust — in the social age. It will be followed by a reception with food and drinks in the atrium.
Shani Hilton, BuzzFeed
Kelly McBride, Poynter
Tom Rosenstiel, American Press Institute
Clay Shirky, NYU
Monica Guzman, Seattle Times and Geekwire
Mark Glaser, MediaShift
Craig Newmark, craigconnects
Chris Martin, Poynter Institute
Dorian Benkoil, MediaShift