EVENT: Communicating COVID-19: Journalism’s role in the ongoing pandemic

Washington Post President and Publisher Philip L. Graham once described journalism as “the first rough draft of history.” In the case of COVID-19, creating the first draft has been especially challenging given the lack of information, conflicting opinions, polarized political stances, and a severe and sustained public health threat.
The Wayne State University Alumni Association presents a virtual panel discussion moderated by Matthew Seeger, Dean of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, on the role of journalism in a public health crisis, the impact of critiques on the credibility of journalists, the development of misinformation and rumors, and the outsized role of social media.
Join us for a welcome from President M. Roy Wilson before our guest speaker panel examines the challenges of journalism’s role in the ongoing pandemic. Panelists include:
Tuesday, October 6
6-7 p.m. EST
Reserve your spot
For more information about this event, please contact Mackenzie Friedman at 313-577-2300 or mackenzie.friedman@wayne.edu.
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