The Mega-Conference will be held Feb. 26-28 in San Diego, Calif.
David Chavern, president and chief executive officer of the News Media Alliance, will be joined for this presentation by Travis Quast, publisher of the Twin Falls (Idaho) Times-News, and Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of The American Press Institute.
"Publishers are in the real news business," Chavern said, "but that doesn't mean they aren't impacted by the fake stuff."
He said, "There have been a number of unfortunate instances where communities have been torn apart by bad facts, and the local newspaper was called upon to react and pick up the pieces. In many other cases, publishers are barraged by accusations that their journalism is fake," he said.
Quast has first-hand knowledge of the impact that these situations can cause in a local community. The New York Times Magazine ran an article in September about exaggerated reports of a juvenile sex crime that brought a media maelstrom to Twin Falls, during the height of the 2016 elections. READ MORE
Rosenstiel says: "Battling misinformation and fake news involves having a continuing conversation with readers. To do it well, you need to know what people in your community are saying – what information they are talking about, wondering about and even sharing – that is erroneous and that you can correct for them."
Chavern said the panel will explore how real publishers have reacted to challenges and give attendees tools for coping in the future.
Where will the next generation of journalists take the profession? During an opening day session at the 2018 Mega-Conference, see how both journalism schools and their students are preparing for a world that is rife with uncertainty. The Mega-Conference will be held Feb. 26-28 in San Diego, Calif.
USC Annenberg has been revamping its curriculum and encouraging its faculty to take more risks with the courses they offer. One of the key challenges is to find ways to experiment with creating journalism in untested formats – new data visualizations, content made for chat apps, wearables and so forth. The students are leading the charge, questioning some of the most fundamental conventions of the profession.
At this "Journalism of the Future" session, journalism students will describe why they are drawn to a profession in such a state of flux and describe how they see their careers unfolding.More
Before you get fully distracted during the rush of holidays, please reserve your room at the Carolina Inn for the 2018 Carmage Walls Leadership Forum. Jan. 5 is the last day to get a room at the discounted group rate.More
It's not easy to keep video in the forefront of your newsroom strategy. As an editor, how do you keep the focus on adding video, and what topics are better than others? And as a reporter, how do you produce quick-hit videos getting the best quality from their phones or basic cameras? Tim Schmitt will lead a discussion about moving your video strategy forward. New for 2018: SNPA members can register at no cost.More