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Journalism in a Time of Disruption 
SABEW’s 56th annual Spring conference will explore the many challenges – and opportunities – our industry faces today. Through skills session, keynotes and networking, we’ll help reporters and news managers do their jobs better and make sense of what’s happening in our industry. We look forward to seeing you at ASU’s casual campus setting in sunny Phoenix where you’ll get a chance to connect with colleagues old and new and ensure that business journalism continues to thrive.

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Saturday, May 18 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Fact-Checking: How to Figure Out What's Right and Wrong

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These days, politicians, business executives and even some media members are playing loose with the facts. Many people are fine with making up falsehoods and outright lies, while others don't bother checking to see if what they Tweet or post is true. With so many questionable facts now living forever online, our jobs have become that much harder. How can we tell if what someone is saying to us is right? How do we fact-check in real-time? How do we make sure we're not spreading incorrect facts online? Should we be fact-checking others on Twitter? At one time you could assume that our sources were being truthful, but that's not always the case anymore. This panel will look at how journalists can fact from fiction when reporting.

This session is offered in memory of former SABEW President Gary Klott, who died in August 2002. He spent considerable time educating members about ethical decision-making for journalists. The Klott ethics session is produced annually in his honor.

This session is sponsored by National Public Radio.

Room 256 - The azcentral.com classroom, located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Welcome
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Pallavi Gogoi

Chief business editor, NPR
As head of NPR’s business desk, Pallavi Gogoi leads the network’s coverage of the most essential financial, economic, technology and media stories of the day. Gogoi’s mission is to bring a deeper understanding of the policies and actions of business and government and their... Read More →

Speaker
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Karen Mahabir

Head of fact checking, The Associated Press
Karen Mahabir oversees fact-checking at The Associated Press. She has worked as a reporter, editor and producer for the AP in its Mexico City, Washington and New York offices. Mahabir also served as Managing Editor of News for The Huffington Post for two years and has spent many years... Read More →
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Bill Adair

Knight Professor of the practice of journalism and public policy, Duke Sanford
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Wyatt Buchanan

Editor, state issues, azcentral
Wyatt Buchanan is the State Editor, responsible for the reporters who cover the governor, the state Capitol, higher education and the Arizona economy. Previously, he  was a reporter in California and covered the state Capitol in Sacramento, and before that various beats in San Francisco... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am MST