Finding Signal in the Noise of Social Media

Finding Signal in the Noise of Social Media

With the proliferation of smartphones and social media, there are many more eyewitness accounts of events, but how do we know what’s credible? Reuters Digital Executive Editor and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Professor and co-author of the New York Times investigative piece “The Follower Factory”, will explore the tools, skills, and mindsets citizens and journalists need to sift through the flood of information and help combat the rise of “fake news” and viral propaganda.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Dual
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced