Join local and national journalists for a conversation on news, fact-checking, and trust amid a growing increase in misinformation. NKU journalism professor Michele Day will moderate Unblurring the Lines Between Fact-Based News and Misinformation on March 30 at 1:40 p.m.
The conversation is part of the GEARUP with Information Literacy initiative on campus that seeks to enhance information literacy education on campus. The panelists will share insights about the work of journalists to seek and report facts, verify information, and the impact of misinformation on their profession. Register here
- Lynn Walsh is the assistant director of Trusting News, a research and training project that empowers journalists to actively demonstrate their credibility and earn trust. Walsh is an Emmy award-winning journalist who has worked at national and local levels, including in Ohio. She is former president of the Society of Professional Journalists.
- Walter Smith-Randolph is a Reporter and Special Projects Contributor at Cincinnati’s Local 12. He also serves as Treasurer of the National Association of Black Journalists and is an adjunct instructor at NKU. Prior to Cincinnati, Smith-Randolph worked for stations in New York and Michigan, including Flint where his reporting helped uncover the Flint water crisis. He was also named the 2017 Kalamazoo Child Advocate of the Year for a series of investigative reports exposing child abuse.