‘The Open Mind’ host discusses 2020 president race in virtual event

'The Open Mind' host Alexander Heffner

The Institute for Media and Public Trust at Fresno State presents a talk with journalist Alexander Heffner at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, live on Zoom. Registration is free, and the event is open to the community. In his talk entitled “The 2020 Campaign: Uncivil and Unwell in America,” Heffner will examine the critical role of information integrity in facilitating […]

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How to spot fake news as the coronavirus spreads

Reporters with various forms of "fake news" from an 1894 illustration by Frederick Burr Opper

COVID-19 (coronavirus) information and guidelines are changing at a rapid rate. As the public watches store shelves empty and learn of new restrictions on public gatherings, fear and uncertainty have been the breeding ground for fake news.

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NewsTrain workshop to be held at Fresno State in 2020

NewsTrain workshop. Photo courtesy of https://www.apme.com/news

NewsTrain is a low cost, touring workshop designed to provide training in digital skills, knowledge and information to journalists, newsroom and media professionals, communication specialists, professors and students.

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ProPublica editor-in-chief to speak on media trust

Stephen Engelberg, editor-in-chief of ProPublica

The Roger Tatarian Symposium, “Putting Fake News in the Rear View Mirror: How the Media Can Win Back the Trust of all Americans,” will be held at 5 p.m. on Feb. 26 at the Satellite Student Union at Fresno State. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

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State of the College of Arts and Humanities

State of the College 2019

With 80 percent of the alum continuing to live in the Central Valley, the College of Arts and Humanities powers the local economy and touches every corner of life in our community.

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