2nd April 2021
By Hannah Storm

EJN Panel: Misinformation in the Mainstream Media

An EJN Event: Wednesday 14 April, 5-6:30pm Eastern (10-11:30pm British Summer Time)

When we talk about misinformation, too often we talk about it like a problem restricted to social media or alternative media – but mainstream outlets play a huge role in spreading it, failing to restrict it, or even creating it themselves. Whether it’s amplifying political lies or loaded narratives, or in propelling racist narratives, misinformation is a problem in mainstream media too.

To discuss what we can do to tackle it, we have a great expert panel – please come and join them for what should be a thought-provoking and challenging discussion.

Register here for the EJN Panel: Misinformation in the Mainstream Media

The panel:

Emily Bell, Professor of Professional Practice at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism

Alissa Richardson, Assistant Professor of Journalism at USC Annenberg and author of Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones and the New Protest #Journalism

Brooke Binkowski, managing editor, truthorfiction.com

Chair: James Ball, global editor of The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, EJN trustee and author of Post-Truth