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Covering Faith: Facts & Fiction in the News Media

Author: perkinsk

Covering Faith: Facts & Fiction in the News Media

Covering Faith: Facts & Fiction in News Media’ is a symposium meant to bring people of faith and local journalists together to discuss how matters of religion and spirituality are treated in modern news reporting. The event will include sessions for the faithful and reporters to hear from one another on how to help each other provide better, more contextualized news that treats faith as a core community value. Free lunch will be provided. Public welcome.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 172 Hamilton Hall, Iowa State University

  • 10 a.m. – Coffee & pastries. Faith leaders and others discuss how they perceive news coverage.
  • 11:15 a.m. – Break
  • 11:25 a.m. – How to be a trusted resource. (This session will be particularly good for PR students.)
  • 12:15 p.m. – Lunch. Free food, plus a moderated conversation among faith and media representatives.
  • 1:15 p.m. – Media debriefing about what they’ve heard from others so far.
  • 2:15 p.m. – Coffee break
  • 2:30 p.m. – Tips and best practices for journalists. (This session will conclude by 4 p.m. and will be particularly good for journalism students.)

*Part of the annual Depth & Dialogue Session

Small sessions exploring various First Amendment topics will take place throughout the day. All below events are free and open to student and the public. Students, feel free to arrive late or leave early to any session as necessary because of classes.