Journalism under Fire 2019:

A Review

Journalism under Fire returned for a second year in November, 2019. With the leading question of “How does technology shape the truth?” we explored the intersection between social media and fake news; the ways in which artificial intelligence (e.g. through deep and shallow fakes) is increasingly influencing the public domain; how China’s use of technology has massive ramifications for the U.S.; and how digital forensics have opened up a new line of investigation, using crowd-sourced video and Big Data to reconstruct truth.

 

Featured Speakers from 2019

Note: Speaker titles below are from 2019 and not necessarily current.

Malachy Browne

Visual Investigations Unit, The New York Times

@malachybrowne * Bio

  • Digital Forensics: a Visual Presentation.

  • Brave New World: Combating synthetic media, and using Big Data to protect human rights.

  • Digital Forensics. A Conversation in the Student Chat Room.

Dana Priest

Investigative Reporter, The Washington Post

@danapriestBio​

  • Introduction to Journalism under Fire

  • How is technology shaping the truth in Russia?  A Conversation with Ivan Kolpakov

  • Facebook, Fake News, and Political Ads. A Conversation in the Student Chat Room

  • Final Reflections on Journalism under Fire

Ron Haviv

Photojournalist and co-founder of the photo agency VII

@ronhaviv * Website

  • How has the camera shaped the truth?

  • The Art of Photojournalism. A Conversation in the Student Chat Room.

Hannah Allam

NPR News

@HannahAllamBio

  • Distortions, fake news, and state media: from the Middle East to the United States.

  • Technology as Persecution: Deep Fakes and Beyond. A Conversation with Rana Ayyub

Matt Rosenberg

Washington-based correspondent at the New York Times

@allMattNYT * Bio

  • How is technology changing the practice of journalism?

  • How does technology shape the truth?  (Grand Opening Event)

  • Modern Societies and Fragile Technologies.

John Carlin

former Assistant Attorney General for the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Security Division (NSD).

Bio

  • Modern Societies and Fragile Technologies

  • Dawn of the Code War: America’s Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat

Rana Ayyub

Global Opinions columnist at the Washington Post.

@RanaAyyub * Bio​

  • How does technology shape the truth?  (Grand Opening Event)

  • Technology as Persecution: Deep Fakes and Beyond. A Conversation with Hannah Allam

Suzanne Kelly

Founder, CEO & Publisher of The Cipher Brief

@SuzanneKelly_ * Bio

  • How does technology shape the truth?  (Grand Opening Event)

  • Distortions, fake news, and state media: from the Middle East to the United States.

  • The Media and National Security. A Conversation in the Student Chat Room.

Rick Stengel

Author, TIME Magazine’s 16th managing editor from 2006 to 2013

@stengel * Website

  • Information Wars. A Conversation with Janet Steele.

  • How do Democracies Respond to State-Sponsored Misinformation? A Conversation in the Student Chat Room

  • How Control of the Internet Shapes our Truth.

Ivan Kolpakov

Editor-in-Chief of Meduza.io

@kolpakov * Bio

  • How is technology shaping the truth in Russia?A Conversation with Dana Priest

  • How do Democracies Respond to State-Sponsored Misinformation?  A Conversation in the Student Chat Room.

Dr. Alexa Koenig

Executive Director of the Human Rights Center and a lecturer at UC Berkeley’s School of Law

@KAlexaKoenig * Bio

  • Open Source Investigations and Human Rights. A Conversation in the Student Chat Room

  • How does technology shape the truth?  (Grand Opening Event)

  • Brave New World: Combating synthetic media, and using Big Data to protect human rights.

  • How Control of the Internet Shapes our Truth.

Sam Gregory

Program Director of WITNESS

@SamGregory * Bio

  • Open Source Investigations and Human Rights. A Conversation in the Student Chat Room.

  • Brave New World: Combating synthetic media, and using Big Data to protect human rights.

  • How Control of the Internet Shapes our Truth.

Dr. Braden Allenby

President’s Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering, Arizona State University

Bio​

  • The Weaponized Narrative. With Introduction and Moderation by Trip Jennings.

Tamerra Griffin

East Africa correspondent for BuzzFeed News

@tamerra_nikol

  • How is technology changing the practice of journalism?

  • Modern Societies and Fragile Technologies.

  • How Control of the Internet Shapes our Truth.

  • How does technology shape an African truth?  A Conversation with Dana Priest.

Dr. Steven Livingston

Founding Director of the Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics (IDDP) at George Washington University.

@ICTlivingston * Bio

  • Brave New World: Combating synthetic media, and using Big Data to protect human rights.

  • Digital Forensics. A Conversation in the Student Chat Room.

Dr. Emile Nakhleh

Research Professor and Director of the Global and National Security Policy Institute at the University of New Mexico

@e_nakleh * Bio

  • Distortions, fake news, and state media: from the Middle East to the United States.

  • The Media and National Security. A Conversation in the Student Chat Room.

Janet Steele

Associate Professor of Journalism at George Washington University.

@janet_steele * Bio

  • Information Wars. A Conversation with Rick Stengel

  • Modern Societies and Fragile Technologies.

Aunt Ivy Smith

Cultural Ambassador, healer and teacher

Website

  • Ceremonial Opening of the Grand Opening Event

Inez Russell Gomez

Editorial Page Editor, The Santa Fe New Mexican

@inezrussell * Bio

  • How is technology changing the practice of journalism?

Sara Solovitch

Executive Editor, Searchlight NM

Website

  • How is technology changing the practice of journalism?

Yedidia Jonas Alirou

Multimedia Journalist, Cameroon

@ALIROU

  • Technology, Journalism, and the Truth in Africa. A Conversation with Sandy Campbell and Fasika Tadesse Yimer.

Fasika Tadesse Yimer

Chief Editor of Addis Fortune

Website

  • Technology, Journalism, and the Truth in Africa. A Conversation with Sandy Campbell and Yedidia Jonas Alirou.

Nera Valentic

Executive producer/editor with N1 Zagreb

@NeraValentic * Bio

  • Fake News and Migrants in Europe. A Conversation in the Student Chat Room

Radovan Bogojevic

Social media manager and media analyst at the EU Info Centre in Montenegro

Website

  • Fake News and Migrants in Europe. A Conversation in the Student Chat Room

Trip Jennings

Executive Director, New Mexico In Depth
@trip_44 * Website

  • The Weaponized Narrative. Introduction and Moderation.

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