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Media Responsibility in the Age of Disinformation

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USFSP Kate Tiedemann College of Business

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Panel Discussion and Q&A with global journalists on topics ranging from freedom of the press to fact-checking and countering disinformation.

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Freedom of expression is one of the fundamental pillars of an open and democratic society and a hallmark of the United States.

As journalists investigate issues, raise awareness, and inform the public about important events from past to present, their reports are judged from various perspectives. Whether it be government officials or global citizens reading from newspapers or social media, the values and ethics of investigative journalism have been brought into sharp focus in the U.S.  

In early October, World Partnerships will be welcoming 28 English speaking visitors from 25 countries who are part of the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists.

While visiting Tampa Bay, the group will spend multiple days touring, listening and learning from us. On Thursday, October 3rd, we’ll turn the tables and a select number of these same visiting journalists will be the ones center stage, sharing their global perspective with our local community to bring the knowledge exchange full circle.

Join OPEN and World Partnerships in an exploration of the role journalists play in U.S. society and the impact of investigative journalism on U.S. history, without losing sight of current politics and society.

This panel conversation and Q & A with global journalists highlights voices coming from all over the world to St. Petersburg to discuss topics ranging from freedom of the press to fact-checking and countering disinformation.

How is American news media playing across the global stage? How do international journalists approach fact-checking or work to counter bias?

Now’s your chance ~ Ask them.

This event is Free and Open to the Public.

Seating is limited, so please Register to attend!

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World Partnerships brings International visitors to the Tampa Bay region as part of a US State Department initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’. Through their International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), they create business, educational, arts & cultural exchanges that help generate innovative partnerships and collaboration among a unique network of global leaders.

OPEN and World Partnerships have joined together to develop new and novel approaches that bring global perspectives to local and regional community engagement.

While OPEN provides the “community on-ramp” to engage World Partnerships official international visitors, World Partnerships brings a “global on-ramp” for the OPEN community to engage and connect with the World.

Together OPEN and World Partnership educate the world about Americans, and educate Americans about the World.

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About OPEN Network Partners

Partnerships - from formal to simply collaborative - are the heart of OPEN’s ability to create change. OPEN events are embedded into the fabric of St. Petersburg - as we co-create experiences with all kinds of business, community and cultural organizations, and host events at locations throughout the community as well as on USF and other educational campuses.

World Partnerships

World Partnerships has a worldwide mission for educational, cultural, commercial and professional exchange with current and emerging global leaders (www.worldpartnerships.org). Since 2000, World Partnerships has been the official Tampa Bay regional partner of the United States Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). They’ve also partnered with the State Department for the Fulbright Visiting Scholars Program, the US government’s flagship international educational exchange program, and they’ve conducted training programs for Foreign Service Nationals (locally employed US Embassy staff) for State’s US Foreign Service Institute. Since its founding in 2000, World Partnerships has hosted 5,000+ New Generation leaders from 190 countries. World Partnerships, Inc. is a 501-c-3, not-for-profit organization (FEIN: 59-3651710).

The International Visitor Leadership Program is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program, connecting current and emerging foreign leaders with their American counterparts through short-term programs to build mutual understanding on foreign policy issues. The IVLP celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2020.

The Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists honors the legendary CBS News radio reporter whose career included historic coverage of World War II and later critical reporting on Senator Joseph McCarthy. Murrow would go on to be appointed director of the U.S. Information Agency, which later became part of the State Department. This program has brought more than 1,500 foreign journalists to the U.S. in the past 15 years.

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Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

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