Week Eight :: Aug. 12–19

Media and the News: Ethics in the Digital Age

The creative disruption of traditional media is bringing about a crisis in local journalism and changing the role of journalists in a changing America. In this age of information overload, who and what do we trust and how do we become smarter news consumers?

  • How is data journalism bridging tradition and innovation to provide a deeper understanding of our world?
  • Do emerging business models aimed at “saving” news organizations threaten journalistic independence?
  • In the age of podcasting, where do we draw the line between information and entertainment? What are the challenges of a reporter becoming part of the story?


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10:45 a.m. Lectures

Morning Lectures


  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | 10:45am

    Kathleen Hall Jamieson

    Location: Amphitheater

    Co-founder, FactCheck.org

    Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.



  • Friday, August 18, 2017 | 10:45am

    Marty Baron

    Location: Amphitheater

    Executive editor, The Washington Post

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Martin “Marty” Baron is executive editor of The Washington Post, a position he has held since 2013.