Viral News: Media and the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Public online conference

When: Apr 8 2020 - 2:30pm until Apr 8 2020 - 5:00pm
Where: Online
What:

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Join East-West Center and the Korea Press Foundation for a special public online conference in English and Korean:

Event graphicViral News: Media and the Coronavirus Pandemic

A live, bilingual public discussion by US and Korean journalists and media experts on news coverage and the impact of disinformation in the COVID-19 crisis.

View the online forum video

Featured Speakers:

  •  Joshua Benton, Director, Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University
  •  Alan Miller, Founder and CEO, The News Literacy Project
  •  Jung, Jun Hee, Professor, Hanyang University
  •  Lee, So Eun, Senior Researcher, Korea Press Foundation

 

Discussants:

  •  Vanessa Hua, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
  •  Amy Brittain, Reporter, The Washington Post
  •  Kim, Beechyra, Reporter, Korean Broadcasting System
  •  Koo, Jung Eun, Reporter, Kyunghyang Shinmun
  •  Park, Yu Mi, Reporter, JTBC

 

Moderator: Kim, Young Ju (KPF)

Tentative schedule (subject to change)\\

Time (Seoul)   Topic
09:30~09:40  Welcoming Remarks
09:40~10:00   News coverage of Covid 19 and “infodemics” - Jung, Jun Hee, Professor, Hanyang University
10:00~10:20  “A Nearly Perfect Weapon”: How COVID-19 and the Public Health Response Are Hurting Publishers and Journalists." - Joshua Benton, Director, Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University
10:20~10:40 “How people use news media/SNS to perceive corona outbreak” - Lee, So Eun, Senior Researcher, Korea Press Foundation
10:40~11:00 News Literacy: Giving Facts a Fighting Chance." - Alan Miller, Founder and CEO, The News Literacy Project
11:00~11:25 Panel discussion
11:25~12:00    Floor discussion and questions taken online