Join the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy to discuss tech’s impact on journalism

Public meeting 1/16 @ Stanford University Alumni Center in Palo Alto, California

On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy will hold a public meeting at the Stanford Alumni Center. Register at The forum will feature two public panels:

Doors open at 8:45 a.m.

9:00 a.m. Coffee and a light breakfast will be available

9:00 a.m. — 9:15 a.m. Welcome by Tony Marx and Jamie Woodson Knight Commission Co-Chairs

9:15 a.m. — 11:15 a.m. Panel I. Trust and Technology
This panel will address the role of technology in shaping trust in a networked world. It will explore the impact of the modern information ecosystem on public consumption of news and information. Panelists will speak to technical design elements, potential societal effects and how major platforms address issues of trust in the delivery and consumptions of news, in democratic institutions, and in their own businesses.

11:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. Panel II. Democracy, Citizenship and Literacy
In the US, the First Amendment prevents censoring undesirable speech with extremely few exceptions. Therefore, some look to the reception end of communications for solutions, specifically, enhancing the capability of the receiver/consumer to discern and personally filter the noxious material. Variations of media, news, information, digital and civic literacies, learned at young ages, can help in the fight against false information and ultimately distrust. But they may also lead to undue skepticism. How might new literacies fit as solutions to the current crisis in trust?

Panel II. Democracy, Citizenship and Literacy

For additional questions about the event please contact Kristine Gloria @

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