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Fake News

'Trust Me - I'm A Reporter': Restoring Trust in The NewsWednesday, April 4 at 6:30pm
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building

Light refreshments in theater lobby after program.

Featured guests: Jackie Kucinich, DC bureau chief, The Daily Beast and CNN contributor; Indira Lakshmanan, Newmark Chair in Journalism Ethics, Poynter Institute, and Columnist, The Boston Globe; and SOC Alum Dana Mattioli, Mergers and Acquisitions Reporter, Wall Street Journal.

Sponsored by: School of Communication and Investigative Reporting Workshop

LatinX

LATIN-X COMMFriday, April 6 at 5:00pm
Media Innovation Lab, McKinley Building

Light refreshments after program.

An evening with local DMV LatinX professional who are making a difference within the media field. Panel discussion and opportunity to engage, question, and network with real-industry professionals.

Sponsored by: LatinX & American Student Organization and School of Communication 

In The Executioner's Shadow

In The Executioner's Shadow - A Story of Justice, Injustice and the Death Penalty Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30pm
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building

Light refreshments in theater lobby before and after program.

Documentary film clips followed by discussion and audience Q&A with filmmakers, SOC Professors Maggie Stogner and Rick Stack. Panelists include Vicki Schieber, mother of a murder victim; Diann Rust-Tierney, executive director, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty; Karen Brassard, Boston Marathon bombing survivor, and Jerry Givens, former chief executioner of Virginia.

Eventbrite: AUsocExecutionersShadow.eventbrite.com

Sponsored by: SOC's Divisions of Film & Media Arts and Public Communication; Washington College of Law Intellectual Property Clinic; Department of Justice, Law & Criminology; and Center for Media & Social Impact

The Post

The Post Film clips and discussionThursday, April 19 at 6:30pm
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building

Light refreshments in theater lobby after program.

The program will include clips and discussion of Katherine Graham and the Graham family's courage, the Pentagon Paper case, women in media, and the challenges faced by newspapers and investigative journalism today. Featured guests: Katharine Weymouth, former Washington Post Publisher and granddaughter of Katharine Graham; and Kimbriell Kelly, Investigative Reporter, The Washington Post. Discussion moderated by Professor Jane Hall.

Sponsored by: School of Communication and Investigative Reporting Workshop

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