In a world of unprecedentedly fast and widespread connectivity—not only through technology, but also globalization and migration—the question of how we form images of people and issues beyond our borders has never been more essential.
While writing has always been a passion for Erik Williams, being able to ask the good questions—such as, "What is really going on here?"—has been a powerful tool for him to help leaders find the best people to staff their teams.
The rise of fiction masquerading as fact has some educators and news industry experts worried that not everyone has the skills they need to differentiate between the two. Even more troubling are concerns that readers gravitate toward information that fits their worldview regardless of whether or not it is true. Journalism professor Chris Ison contributes to this story.
On November 3 at PRI, SJMC faculty members Valerie Belair-Gagnon and Colin Agur presented their research report on chat apps from their work as fellows for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.