Looking to the Future: Rebuilding Public Trust in the Media


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When: May 8 2017 - 5:00pm until May 8 2017 - 7:00pm
Where: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i,Manoa Grand Ballroom, 2454 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, Hawai‘i

East-West Center presents the
George Chaplin Fellowship in Distinguished Journalism Address
Elizabeth Jensen
2017 George Chaplin Fellow in Distinguished Journalism

Photo by James Wrona

Trust in the media has steeply declined in the past several decades, even as surveys show that the public believes democracy requires the press to keep government institutions honest. Thanks in part to social media, news consumers are increasingly retreating into their own partisan political bubbles, while a flood of fake news muddles the national debate. Solutions may be at hand, however, as new research identifies elements that go into making media that the public finds trustworthy.

As NPR's Ombudsman/Public Editor, Elizabeth Jensen serves as the public’s representative, bringing transparency to matters of journalism and ethics. Over her three decades in the field, Jensen has reported on journalistic decision-making, mergers and acquisitions, content, institutional transformations, the media-politics nexus, and advertising for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and numerous others.

Jensen’s Chaplin address marks the 50th year of EWC media programs, which began with the Jefferson Fellowships program for journalists in 1967. The George Chaplin Fellowship in Distinguished Journalism was established in 1986 to honor the leadership and ideals of longtime Honolulu Advertiser Editor-in-chief George Chaplin.

Reception to follow.  No host cocktails. Aloha attire.

Free and open to the public. Limited seating.

R.S.V.P. (808) 944-7111 / ewcinfo@EastWestCenter.org

Validated parking will be available for $6 in the JCCH parking structure.

Co-sponsored by Hawaii Public Radio


Primary Contact Info:
Phone: 944-7111