NAMA Fall Conference

Seasoned Ag Journalists Stay Credible in Fake News World

Chuck Zimmerman

Three well seasoned agricultural journalists will be holding a webinar for the Agricultural Communicators Network (AAEA) next week. So how do you stay credible with all the fake news out there? This looks like a good place to get ideas.

Staying Credible in a “Fake News” World

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 12 p.m. CST – Register here

How can ag journalists and communicators stay relevant and credible in an era when the media is scrutinized more closely than ever, and news is not taken seriously if a reader disagrees with the story topic or slant?

As trained journalists and professional communicators, how do we make sure our stories and the organizations we represent are taken seriously when the internet allows anyone to be an “expert” on any given topic?

Join us Thursday, June 15 at 12 p.m. CST for a webinar with seasoned agricultural journalists Chris Clayton, Willie Vogt and Betsy Freese on their thoughts about “fake news,” how to advocate for trust in ag journalism and writing for rural America. Participants will hear from Clayton as the guest speaker for the first 20 minutes, followed by a 20-minute panel discussion featuring all three panelists. The last 20 minutes will be a Q&A session.

BTW this webinar is brought to you by the AAEA Young Professionals Taskforce.

AAEA, Media