January 30 – “Truth be Told” Conference Held at Baruch
In a media landscape full of false equivalency, have we lost sight of the existence and value of facts? How are facts identified and tested in medicine, business, law and journalism and what can we all learn about information quality?
On January 30, Baruch College hosted a panel discussion and analysis exploring these questions. Moderated by Geneva Overholser, Senior Fellow, Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, USC Annenberg, the panel included Jane Aiken, Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Professor of Law at Georgetown; Margaret Sullivan, Public Editor at The New York Times; Harold E. Varmus, M.D., Director of the National Cancer Institute, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1989; Amy Whitaker, Full-Time Faculty, Art Business, Sotheby’s International. Click here to read Baruch’s news release on the event.
THE HARNISCH JOURNALISM PROJECTS
include strategic interventions, educational programs, research and experimentation that aim to advance high quality journalism, support press freedom and create an informed, actively engaged public.
Launched with the generous support of Bill and Ruth Ann Harnisch and The Harnisch Foundation, including Ruth Ann’s continued guidance, the projects have gained additional funding from the Carnegie Corporation, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the David and Katherine Moore Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Led by Professor Geanne Perlman Rosenberg and housed in Baruch College’s Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions, the Harnisch Journalism Projects have included:
- Journalism, news and digital literacy and youth empowerment programming for high school students.
- Media law interventions and education in support of college journalism programs as news providers.
- News and digital literacy education for college students.
- An online course hosted by the Poynter Institute’s News University on newsgathering liability.
- A course in development on avoiding plagiarism and fabrication, also to be hosted by Poynter’s News University.
- Internships for high school students with ethnic media outlets.
- Numerous panels and public events on Media Law and News & Digital Literacy.
A key feature of these projects is collaboration across institutions, including Harvard, Stanford, Poynter, Yale, University of Missouri, Columbia, and numerous other colleges and organizations that have provided expertise in education, technology, journalism and media law.