Breaking the News: Trust in the Age of Digital Media

Katerina Eva Matsa, Associate Director, Journalism and Media, Pew Research Center; Colin McMahon, Senior Vice President, Editorial Operations, Tronc Chicago Tribune; María Ramírez, Co-Founder, Politibot; Resident Fellow, Institute of Politics, University of Chicago. Moderated by Jay Strubberg.

Breaking the News: Trust in the Age of Digital Media

Distrust in digital news media is on the rise. The digital revolution has reshaped American news habits, making information readily available and engaging. Yet, concerns over misinformation and “fake news”, objective reporting sources, news feed algorithms, and the security of users’ data are increasing among the public. What role do journalists, news dissemination platforms, and consumers have in identifying and countering false information? And how will continued technological innovations shape news platforms and the way future generations will consume news?

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5:45 p.m. Registration

6:00 p.m. Presentation and Q&A

7:00 p.m. Networking reception

7:30 p.m. Adjournment

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