Reporting from the Front Lines of the Information Wars

Reporting from Front Lines

Reporting from the Front Lines of the Information Wars

EVENT DATE: May 9, 2019
LOCATION: Columbia School of Journalism, New York
TIME: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
COST: Free

Good journalism is no longer sufficient to combat the assault on truth and democracy. Media companies are struggling to adjust their practices so that they can counter the threat of information warfare and respond to the ethical challenges these threats pose.

At this exclusive event, you’ll hear from journalists including Daily Beast Editor Noah Schactman, NPR Media Correspondent and host, NPR’s On Point David Folkenflik and Rappler co-founder Maria Ressa about building credibility in the era of liars and leaks. You’ll dissect case studies with standards editors including The New York Times’ Phil Corbett and CNN’s Steven Holmes. And you’ll better prepare for the future with insights from researchers, security experts and big tech companies, including Facebook.

Join the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and the Poynter Institute as we define the extent of this new information war, explore a number of the fronts in the battle and identify new best practices for media organizations.


Emily Bell
Founding Director
Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism

Neil Brown
The Poynter Institute

Irin Carmon
Senior Correspondent
New York Magazine

Phil Corbett
Associate Managing Editor for Standards
The New York Times

David Folkenflik
NPR Media Correspondent and Host, NPR’s On Point

Manny Garcia
Standards and Ethics Editor
USA Today Network

Steven Holmes
Executive Director of Standards and Practices

Mathew Ingram
Chief Digital Writer
Columbia Journalism Review

Kelly McBride

Kelly McBride
Senior Vice President, Craig Newmark Chair
The Poynter Institute, Center for Ethics and Leadership

Mark Memmott
Supervising Senior Editor for Standards & Practices

Craig Newmark
Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Kyle Pope
Editor in Chief and Publisher
Columbia Journalism Review

Nabiha Syed
Vice President and Associate General Counsel

Zeynep Tufekci
Associate Professor, University of North Carolina
Opinion Writer, The New York Times


Columbia School of Journalism
2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027


Thursday, May 9, 2019
10 a.m.— 4 p.m.


This teaching event is geared toward professional journalists, as well as publishers, media executives and technologists.

Sponsored By

Columbia Journalism Review

Columbia’s Craig Newmark Center for Journalism Ethics and Security

Poynter Institute’s Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership

Tow Center for Digital Journalism


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