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The Poynter Journalism Ethics Summit

November 27, 2017
Teaching Date
December 4, 2017
NPR Headquarters, 1111 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, D.C.
Free for selected applicants. Seating is limited.

Almost a year to the day since President-elect Donald Trump declared the media “fake news,” Poynter is convening leading Washington correspondents and editors for a thought leadership summit on strengthening political journalism and public trust in a polarized era.

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

This all-day, peer-to-peer event followed by a reception will not be live-streamed. Apply now for limited seating. Registration closes November 27. 

This is the first of five summits planned by Poynter's Newmark Chair in Journalism Ethics, Indira Lakshmanan.


The inaugural Poynter Journalism Ethics Summit is made possible by a generous contribution from Newmark Philanthropies, whose gift is supporting Poynter's dedicated work in media ethics through 2021. 

Additional sponsors include the Robert R. McCormick Foundation

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