(PRDV, MCSD) PF&R Panel Pre-conference Workshop: Wading through the Waters of Fake News and Alternative Facts

Date & Time

Aug 8th at 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM


Public Relations 
Mass Communication and Society 


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Presiding: Richard D. Waters, San Francisco

Moderator: Juan-Carolos Molleda, Oregon

Public Relations Practitioner Panelists:
Calmetta Coleman, Director of Civic Engagement, Chicago
Ron Culp, Professional in Residence, DePaul
Phil Gomes, Senior VP, U.S. B2B Digital, Edelman
Gene Reineke, CEO, Hawthorne Strategy Group

Moderator: Jay Hmielowski, Washington State

Media Professional Panelists:
Margaret Holt, Standards Editor, Chicago Tribune
Carol Marin, Political Editor at NBC5 News in Chicago; co-director DePaul Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence
Don Moseley, Investigative Producer at NBC Chicago; co-director DePaul Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence
Mark Tatge, former senior editor, Forbes' Midwest bureau, South Carolina

Moderator: Cheryl Proctor-Rogers, Strategist at A Step Ahead PR Consulting and Coaching

Professional Panelists:
Meta Carstaphen, Oklahoma
Dean Cummings, Georgia Southern
Aimee Meader, Winthrop
Danny Shipka, Oklahoma State
Stephanie Willen Brown, North Carolina

This AEJMC pre-conference, sponsored by the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication, will focus on how we can better prepare students to build trust with stakeholders, including members of the general public as well as media outlets. The pre-conference will have three panels featuring senior-level communication practitioners, Chicago-area media professionals, and faculty who will discuss how they approach these issues in their classes. Pre-registration is required.