Newstrition: What’s in your news?

When:
October 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2018-10-02T14:00:00-04:00
2018-10-02T17:00:00-04:00
Where:
Knight TV Studio
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
USA
Cost:
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
Newstrition: What’s in your news? @ Knight TV Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

The Freedom Forum Institute presents a panel discussion about rebuilding public trust in journalism, combating “fake news” and hearing briefly about Newstrition, an online application created by the First Amendment Center of the Freedom Forum Institute and social news platform Our.News. Google Chrome and Firefox Newstrition extensions aim to make it easy for users to get information on who created the news they’re consuming.

The Hill’s Joe Concha will moderate this discussion on the latest thoughts about rebuilding public trust in news media. Panel members will include:

  • Amy Eisman, director, journalism division at the American University School of Communication
  • Stephanie Hamill, political commentator, The Daily Caller
  • Louis Jacobson, senior fact-checker and correspondent, PolitiFact, The Poynter Institute
  • Richard Zack, founder, Our.News

Newstrition provides readers with background information on online news outlets. An interactive nutrition label for news, Newstrition also provides users with relevant sourcing for each article, the ability to add sources (crowdsourced fact-checking) and an opportunity to rate news articles themselves.

“What distinguishes the Newstrition approach is that it provides a set of core facts about the source of the news item and, in the manner of how nutrition labels on food are used, places a decision about trustworthiness or news value in the hands of the news consumer,” said Lata Nott, executive director of the First Amendment Center of the Freedom Forum Institute.

“This tool empowers news consumers to see what’s behind the news they’re reading” said Our.News founder Richard Zack. “Newstrition makes it easier for people to fact check and report junk news.”

 

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