22nd April 2021
By Wendy Collinson

EJN Panel Video: Misinformation in the mainstream media

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.

This is a recording of a major international event organised by the Ethical Journalism Network which was held on Thursday 14th April at 10 pm UK time.

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 (sadly Dr Richardson had to pull out of panel at short notice).

Brooke Binkowski, managing editor, truthorfiction.com.

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