‘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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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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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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