#HumCitizen: Fact Checking and Trust in Journalism

Presented by:
Florida Humanities Council
Current Initiative: Democracy and the Informed Citizen National Partner: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Pulitzer Prizes Local Partner: Colleges and Universities, Nonprofits Subject: Digital Humanities, Journalism, Literacy, Other Audience: All, Colleges and Universities, Young Adult

The Florida Humanities Council will partner with the Poynter Institute for Media Studies to develop programs in St. Petersburg and Tallahassee that examine media accountability, fact checking, and rebuilding trust in journalism. The Poynter Institute is home to Politifact, a Pulitzer Prize-winning website that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize – the first website to do so. The interactive program at Tallahassee will explore how race and partisanship impact readers’ reactions to fact-checking. The St. Petersburg program will use breaking local and national news stories to examine the fact-checking process.

Event information below.

MAY 2018

Your Brain on Tribal Media – Tallahassee, FL – Join Florida Humanities Council, the Poynter Institute, and the Village Square as they bring two seasoned journalists and one student of human nature in conversation to discuss how those who write ‘the first draft of history’ should tell the stories in our diverse democracy. Featured guests include Alexios Mantzarlis of the Poynter Institute, Eric Deggans of NPR, and Cory Clark of FSU. Learn more.