Institute for Media and Public Trust presents First Amendment Forum

View of the Fresno State Peace Garden

Fresno State’s Institute for Media and Public Trust will present a First Amendment forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Educational Center in the Student Recreation Center. This free event is open to the public. The forum will feature an expert panel that will explore free-speech issues on university […]

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Fresno State launches Institute for Media and Public Trust

Jim Boren will lead the Institute for Media and Public Trust

~ Excerpted from FresnoStateNews.com Fresno State has established the Institute for Media and Public Trust to study media literacy and “fake news,” and develop strategies to restore trust in all forms of media. The First Amendment will be at the center of the Institute for Media and Public Trust’s work, said President Joseph I. Castro. […]

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Lecture: Journalism, Fake News and the First Amendment

Photo illustrating fake news

Legitimate news organizations are under assault because of the rise in prevalence of “fake news.” A panel discussion on “Journalism, Fake News and the First Amendment” will be presented from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, to discuss the state of journalism in 2017. Panelists will include: Faith Sidlow, professor of Media, Communications and Journalism Jes […]

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Philosophy Professor Tina Botts delivered keynote at free speech forum

~ Photo of keynote speaker Dr. Tina Botts, taken by Khone Saysamongdy/Courtesy of The Collegian Free speech and the First Amendment were in the spotlight at a forum held Nov. 1. Several hundred people attended the event, held in the North Gym.  President Joseph I. Castro opened the event by saying, “I think our campus is […]

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