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Empowering Truth: Why America Needs True Journalists in an Increasingly Complicated World
In this moment, when truth is on its knees, as people are besieged with information and misinformation in a chaotic digital age, what is the role of journalists, in politics and policy both at home and abroad?
In a five-part seminar series, Ann Curry explores, session by session, the value and vulnerabilities of truth and the fundamental skills we can develop, both practical and emotional to not only get it, but to defend it, and thus, each other.
Dates & Times
- Tuesday, February 16 at 12:00 p.m. (EST)
- Tuesday, March 2 at 12:00 p.m. (EST)
- Tuesday, March 16 at 12:00 p.m. (EST)
- Tuesday, March 30 at 12:00 p.m. (EST)
- Tuesday, April 13 at 12:00 p.m. (EST)
About Ann Curry
Ann Curry is an American journalist and photojournalist, who has been a reporter for more than 30 years, focused on human suffering in war zones and natural disasters. Curry has reported from the wars in Kosovo, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Afghanistan, Darfur, Congo and the Central African Republic. Curry has covered numerous disasters, including the tsunamis in Southeast Asia and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, where her appeal via Twitter topped Twitter's 'most powerful' list, credited for helping speed the arrival of humanitarian planes.
In June 2012, she became the national and international correspondent-anchor for NBC News and the anchor at large for the Today show. She was co-anchor of Today from June 9, 2011, to June 28, 2012 and the program's news anchor from March 1997 until becoming co-anchor. She was also the anchor of Dateline NBC from 2005 to 2011.
On January 13, 2015, it was announced that Curry would be leaving NBC News after nearly 25 years. In January 2015, Curry founded her own multi-platform media startup. She continues to conduct major news interviews on network television, most recently securing an exclusive interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif about the Iran nuclear talks.
- February 16, 12:00 Noon EST
Who in a world full of lies, can we trust to tell us the truth? This seminar will focus on when to trust information we read or hear, when to doubt it, and how to be seen as trustworthy ourselves.
- March 2, 12:00 Noon EST
Ethics for Excellence
What beyond talent, actually sets us apart in the world? This seminar will focus on how to develop a code to guide us towards achieving our best.
- March 16, 12:00 Noon EST
Warring for Truth
When faced with misinformation and propaganda, what practical skills help us get the truth out of people? This seminar will focus on how to develop what it takes to defend of the public’s right to know.
- March 30, 12:00 Noon EST
Where, amid war, humanitarian disasters and climate change, can we find courage and compassion and hope? This seminar focuses on how to document what is happening in the world, and how to survive it.
- April 13, 12:00 Noon EST
Interview the Interviewer
Why do journalists matter and how can we become one? This seminar offers virtual office hours with an award-winning global journalist, to any curious American University student with a question.
- Conferences. Panels. Speakers
- School of Public Affairs, Sine Institute of Policy & Politics
- School of Public Affairs
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