What does it mean for a country to have freedom of the press? As doctoring photos, videos and words becomes easier and fake news more insidious, how do we maintain a standard of truth? The U.S. has an extremely robust press with legal protections, but how do these problems affect countries whose media are state-run or lack journalistic rigor?
At our last event of the year, join us for drinks and refreshments followed by a conversation with journalists from Albania, Brazil, Croatia, Ghana, India, Mongolia, Russia and Vietnam as they discuss their profession’s place in a world where information is increasingly deceptive. The conservation will be lead by Kate Howard of the Kentucky Center for Investigative Journalism.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration and donations are encouraged.
5:30pm Reception 6:00pm Conversation begins
Kate Howard is the managing editor of the KyCIR. She a veteran investigative reporter specializing in government accountability and higher education issues. She worked at the Tennessean, the Florida Times-Union and the Omaha World-Herald before coming to Kentucky.