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When:
August 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2020-08-10T18:00:00-04:00
2020-08-10T19:00:00-04:00
Where:
Online
Contact:
Delaware Humanities
The State of Journalism in Delaware @ Online

From claims around the United States of “fake news” to the reported “death” of local news, what is the current state of journalism in Delaware?  Hear from a panel of three journalists on the successes and challenges in their field and at their news outlets today.  The panel will be moderated by Nancy Karibjanian, the Director of the Center for Political Communication and a Communications Instructor at the University of Delaware.

Panelists include:

Matt Bittle, Reporter, Delaware State News
Tom Byrne, News Director, Delaware Public Media
Robert Long, Regional Editor of Local News and Visuals, News Journal

This event is part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative.  We thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.

The panel will air through Facebook Live.  Visit our Facebook page to watch.  If you would like an email reminder, please complete this form.

Program Description

In 2020, Delaware Humanities is joining humanities councils across the country to discuss what it means to be an informed and engaged citizen, which is the foundation of our democracy. Delaware Humanities has brought back our award-winning podcast, "A Matter of Facts", for a second season.  This year, we are conducting a deep dive into specific sources  (Facebook, Wikipedia, Google, and so forth) to understand how these sources obtain and present their information. Additional programming will include an oral history project with high school students, a panel with journalists, and a lecture with author and American Constitution Society President Caroline Fredrickson. Grants will also be available for Delaware non-profits producing programming between now and June 2021 related to these themes. We thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership. Additional Resources Fake: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation (documentary) We the People: A Tool Kit for Strengthening Democracy Harvard Ash Center: "Election Meltdown" with Richard Hasen