Today, state and non-state actors must maneuver a complex and rapidly evolving media landscape. Conventional journalism now competes with user-generated content. Official channels of communication can be circumvented through social media. Foreign policy is tweeted from the White House and “fake news” has entered the zeitgeist. Cyberwarfare, hacking, and misinformation pose complex security threats. How are actors using media to pursue and defend their interests in the international arena? What are the implications for U.S. policy?

Check out conference presentations from national and local experts as they discuss how media is being used to pursue and defend interests in the international arena and its implications for U.S. policy.

Keynote Presentation: Fake News, Freedom of the Press, and the Future of Global Democracy

Susan D. Moeller, Professor of Media and International Affairs, University of Maryland, College Park, and Director of the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda

Global Reporting: Truth, Trust, and Technology

A panel discussion with Murrow international journalists, moderated by Star Tribune columnist John Rash.
Panelists: Bunmi Yekini, Reporter and Senior Producer, Radio Nigeria; Andersson Boscán Pico, Journalist, LaPosta.
ec Online Platform (Ecuador); Tim Watkin, Executive Producer, Podcasts and Series, Radio New Zealand; Elmy Lung, Principal Reporter, Television Broadcasts Limited (Hong Kong); Klaudja Karabolli, Journalist, Report TV (Albania)

Reclaiming International News: Filling Information Gaps and Preparing the Next Generation of International Journalists

Mary Stucky, Founder and Executive Director, Round Earth Media