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Panel Discussion: Solutions to the Misinformation Crisis

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1776 (Curtis Center)

601 Walnut Street # 1200 West · Philadelphia, pa

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Come to the 12th floor of 601 Walnut Street, the Curtis Center. Enter on the 7th Street side and take the elevator to the 12th floor, using the tablets to choose the floor and be told what elevator. Off the elevators, turn left and head straight.

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How do we combat our current crisis of misinformation?

Online News Association Philadelphia presents an evening of exploring the behavioral science reasons behind why people share misinformation online and potential solutions we can employ to help solve our current situation.

Join us at 6:30pm ET on Thursday, November 29th for a panel discussion and Q&A. This event is open to all members of the public, journalism students and professionals alike.

Panelists:

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is the CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts, where he empowers leaders and organizations to avoid business disasters through consulting, coaching, and speaking. Gleb serves as the President of the Board of Directors of Intentional Insights, and co-founded the Pro-Truth Pledge (www.protruthpledge.org). The Pro Truth Pledge is a behavioral-science backed approach to get public figures and members of the public to commit to the responsible sharing of information and truthful behaviors. A behavioral science expert with over 15 years in academia, including 7 as a professor at Ohio State University, Gleb authored the best-selling book The Truth-Seeker’s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide.

Aubrey Nagle is a writer, editor & media literacy advocate working in Philadelphia. She is the Newsletter Editor at Philadelphia Media Network, where she authors the Inquirer Morning Newsletter, and the founder of Foolproof, a newsletter about misinformation and understanding our digital lives.

Soomin Seo is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication. Her research focuses on how journalism is evolving in a rapidly globalizing world, and how news institutions and journalists are responding to this evolution. She is currently engaged in numerous research projects looking into news institutions in media practices in East Asia and North America. One primary thread of her current research involves North Korea and she is the co-editor of a special issue of International Journal of Communication on North Korea and communication. Prior to her work at Temple, she was an award-winning journalist for print and broadcast outlets including BBC Radio, Straits Times, Korea Times, and the Hankyoreh, a progressive newspaper founded by 67,000 citizens in South Korea.

The panel will be moderated by Susan Poulton, president of the digital consulting firm Door 44 Digital and former Chief Digital Officer at The Franklin Institute.

Location: Technical.ly Philly headquarters, 601 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 12th Floor Main area