About the Workshop

Fake or Fact?

The Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop is a one-day training program for professionals, educators and students that examines critical issues and perspectives in media ethics. Moderated by distinguished faculty from The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., the Media Ethics Workshop provides a unique forum for professionals and students alike to confront and discuss significant issues crucial to understanding journalism and media ethics and their effects. Previous Workshops have addressed online ethics, sports media ethics, political media ethics, the ethics of data mining and the ethics of covering trauma. Established in 2004, the Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop continues its mission to strengthen media credibility and bolster audience faith in media integrity.

This year, the workshop will explore the concept of fake news. Panel and session topics may include: - What fake news means for journalism’s future and credibility - Elections and fake news - Implications for public relations professionals.

Interact with David Folkenflik later in the evening at this WKSU Event.

Contact Us?

Jan Leach, Director of the Media Law Center for Ethics and Access, Associate Professor at Kent State / jleach1@kent.edu / 330-672-4289
Christina Russ, Outreach and Marketing Coordinator, Kent State School of Journalism and Mass Communication / cruss5@kent.edu / 330-672-2571

Agenda

Time Session Speakers
08:30am-09:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
09:00am-09:20am Welcome and Introductions
09:30am-10:30am Fake News and Media Credibility: Can Trust be Restored? Mizell Stewart and Mandy Jenkins
10:35am-12:00pm Fake News and the 2016 Election Ryan Claassen, Mike Shearer, Greg Korte, and Indira Lakshmanan. Moderated by Bruce Winges
12:00pm-12:15pm Lunch
12:15pm-01:15pm LUNCH - Keynote Speaker / "The Real Deal about Fake News" David Folkenflik, NPR
01:15pm-01:35pm Break
01:35pm-02:50pm Detecting B.S. How to Know What's True in Today's Contested Reality Damaso Reyes, Kendra Albright, and Alicia Calzada. Moderated by Indira Lakshmanan
02:50pm-03:00pm Break
03:00pm-04:15pm Fake News and PR: What To Do When Your Client Is the Target Michele Ewing and Chas Withers. Moderated by Kelly McBride
04:15pm-04:30pm Wrap Up/Evaluations Jan Leach, Kelly McBride, Indira Lakshmanan

OUR SPEAKERS

David Folkenflik

Alicia Calzada

Mizell Stewart

Michele Ewing

Kendra Albright

Mandy Jenkins

Greg Korte

Sophia McClennen

Kelly McBride

Indira Lakshmanan

Damaso Reyes

Chas Withers

Bruce Winges

Ryan Claassen

Mike Shearer

From I-76

Take the Kent/Route 43 exit (exit 33) and proceed north to Route 261. Turn right (east) onto Route 261. Proceed one-fourth mile to Campus Center Drive. At the traffic light, turn left onto Campus Center Drive and follow it to the stop sign at the junction of East Campus Center Drive and West Campus Center Drive. Proceed to your destination from this point by following the signage at that intersection.

From I-80 (Ohio Turnpike)

Use exit 187/13 (Streetsboro). After the toll booth, proceed straight (follow Ravenna sign) onto Route 14 traveling southeast, go past Route 303 to Route 43. Turn right (south) on Route 43 and continue south for approximately six miles until you come to the traffic light at the dead end at Haymaker Parkway in the city of Kent. Turn left (east) onto Haymaker and follow until you reach the traffic light at the intersection of Lincoln and Haymaker. Proceed to your destination from this point by following the signs.

From I-90

Proceed toward Cleveland. Take I-271 south to I-480 east; stay on I-480 until it becomes Route 14 in Streetsboro. Turn right (south) on Route 43 and continue south for approximately six miles until you come to the traffic light at the dead end at Haymaker Parkway in the city of Kent. Turn left (east) onto Haymaker Parkway and follow until you reach the traffic light at the intersection of Lincoln and Haymaker. Proceed to your destination from this point by following the signs.

Lesson Plan

Fake News Lesson Plan