December 4, 2017

A who's who of leading Washington correspondents and editors are convening in Washington, D.C., today for the inaugural Poynter Journalism Ethics Summit.

The summit is timed almost a year to the day when Donald Trump was elected president and began his assault as "Fake News" on the media. The summit is intended to focus on strengthening political reporting and increasing trust in the media is this polarized era.

The gathering is being held in conjunction with the release of a study commissioned to gauge the public's level of trust in the media.

Participants will engage with speakers on an array of issues:

  • Findings of the Poynter Media Trust Survey
  • Fairness or false equivalence: Is it impartiality or "both sides" journalism?
  • Accuracy in an era of disputed facts
  • Breaking through partisan echo chambers
  • Avoiding the "enemies of the people" trap: Covering the president without politicizing the press
  • The anatomy of Washington scandals — and how to cover them
  • How to build audience trust through transparency in reporting

Poynter has engaged Scott Nover, with The Atlantic, to cover the summit and to tweet out what he's hearing. Here's his live coverage of his own tweets and the retweets of others at the conference. You can find a list of the participants here.

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