Restoring the Public’s Trust in Journalismposted on 11.05.2018
This Saturday, TAB’s Southwest Broadcast Newsroom Workshop will explore ways in which local newsrooms are working to restore the public’s trust in journalism. For more than a decade, research and polling have shown an erosion in the public’s trust in the news media. It didn’t disappear all at once, and in some ways, the news industry’s practices led to the gradual decline.
The situation has not been helped by the constant “fake news” drumbeat emanating from Washington, D.C., and seemingly co-opted by politicians everywhere else. Clearly, "just doing our jobs" won't be enough to restore trust in broadcast journalists and their work.
The opening session of TAB’s Nov. 10 newsroom workshop in Houston features nationally-recognized broadcast journalism coach Deborah Potter, author of Advancing the Story, who will lead an exploration of what journalists around the country are doing to sustain and rebuild public trust and how these best practices can be implemented by Texas broadcast newsrooms.
You can catch this session and 17 others featuring a mix of Texas journalists and newsroom managers, as well three other nationally-known newsroom trainers – Sandra Gonzalez, Society of Professional Journalists; Boyd Huppert, KARE-TV; and Brendan Keefe, WXIA-TV.
Registration is just $45 and includes lunch.
The workshop takes place at the downtown Magnolia Hotel, just down the street from that night’s Lone Star EMMY® Awards gala at Houston’s Revention Center.
The Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is a sponsor of the workshop, as are the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Questions? Contact TAB’s Michael Schneider or call (512) 322-9944.
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