This announcement was provided by the Center for Advanced Studies, University of Illinois. The video of the presentation can be viewed at cas.illinois.edu/node/2557
On October 6, 2021 Professor Mira Sotirovic, Karin and Folke Dovring Scholar in Propaganda in the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois, presented "Lies and Consequences: How Journalism Can Be Saved in the Age of Misinformation."
From the CAC abstract: The torrent of false information and efforts to undermine the credibility of journalism and the news media as democratic institutions make journalistic commitments to accurate reporting more crucial and more challenging than ever before. The standard practice of debunking misinformation might be more effective if accompanied with forging new relationships with audiences based on shared values, transparency and consistency. All news is biased to some extent, and journalism would serve the public better by openly examining those biases rather than denying them.
Here's a flyer with more information on the presentation and the Center's series of conversations on similar topics.
See more on this topic on our Misinformation about Elections page.
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