Battling fake news: How diversity fosters trust (Sponsored by The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education and the Trust Project)

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Carlos Martinez de la Serna of Univision; Joaquin Alvarado of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting; Martin G. Reynolds of The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 24 at 3:15pm
  • Location: Grand Canyon 6
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

**Moderated by Joaquin Alvarado, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting

Fake news, disinformation, and a new administration that continues to intentionally discredit journalism and reputable news organizations -- while these issues peaked during the presidential campaign and intensified since Trump took office, trust in media has been eroding for years. However, an effort to address the trust gap is well underway, led by the Trust Project, which is working with researchers, journalists, technologists and designers to create usable tools to indicate trustworthy content. One of the key components to building trust is inclusive, culturally competent and nuanced portrayals of diverse communities. Learn about the indicators of trust and how the Maynard Institute's Fault Lines framework can help you engage your audience and narrow the trust gap.

Speaker Bios

  • Carlos Martinez de la Serna is director of digital innovation at Univision, and a research Fellow on collaborative journalism at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism. @cmdelaserna

  • Martin G. Reynolds is Co-Executive Director of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. He also directs the Reveal Investigative Fellowships. Reynolds is the former editor-in-chief of The Oakland Tribune (CA), and was a lead editor on the Chauncey Bailey Project, formed to investigative the slaying of the former Oakland Post editor. Reynolds is a lead trainer for the Maynard Institute, focusing on cultural competency and community engagement.

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