In 2017, journalists are facing a new reality. News cycles are now dominated by attacks on the media as “fake news.” At the same time, journalists have a responsibility to refute the increase in inaccurate information, claims that in many cases harm minority communities.
UNITY hosted a timely conversation:“Is fake news pushing diversity off the agenda?”, with 60 fellow journalism leaders and innovators. UNITY convened its fourth annual Diversity Caucus on April 7 at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Special guests included:
- Carrie Budoff Brown, POLITICO editor
- Simon Moya Smith, Culture Editor, Indian County Today Media Network
- Michelle Lee, Washington Post Reporter, The Fact Checker
- Farai Chideya, Shorenstein Fellow
Moderated by: Jill Geisler, Bill Plante Chair of Leadership and Media Integrity. Loyola University-Chicago.
Here are scenes from the 2017 caucus. Click or tap on any image below for a larger view: