Saturday, April 22 at 4:00 pm

Consider the Source: Truth and News in the Misinformation Age, Part 2

Part 2: Fake News, Real News: Why the Difference Matters to our Democracy

Three experienced journalists will examine the role of the news media and the impact of fake news in today’s society.  Panelists include Elizabeth Jensen, Ombudsman for National Public Radio, and Bill Everhart, Editorial Page Editor of the Berkshire Eagle.  John Felton, a freelance journalist living in Lee, will act as moderator.

 

James Wrona Photography

Elizabeth Jensen was appointed to a three-year term as NPR’s Ombudsman/Public Editor in January 2015.  In this role, she serves as the public’s representative to NPR, responsible for bringing transparency to matters of journalism and journalism ethics. The Ombudsman/Public Editor receives tens of thousands of listener inquiries annually and responds to significant queries, comments and criticisms.

Jensen has spent decades taking an objective look at the media industry. As a contributor to The New York Times, she covered the public broadcasting beat – PBS, NPR, local stations and programming – as well as children’s media, documentaries, non-profit journalism start-ups and cable programming. She also wrote for the Columbia Journalism Review and was a regular contributor to Current, the public broadcasting trade publication, where, among other topics, she wrote about sustainability strategies for public television stations.

Photo by Stephanie Zollshan

Bill Everhart is the Editorial Page Editor of The Berkshire Eagle.



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