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Thursday, May 31 • 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Facts Are Still Facts

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Beyond the post-truth culture war where the veracity of a story depends on what side you’re on, there’s still an audience for traditional, fact-checked news and investigative reporting. But with the news audience’s attention scattered across traditional news organizations, social media, blogs and niche websites, there’s a lot of room for misinformation and deliberate hoaxes to spread.

This session will explore the toolkit for building a trustworthy and sustainable news ecosystem in an age when false content gets more shares and ad dollars have disappeared from traditional news outlets. Can fake-news purveyors be held publicly accountable through legal or regulatory means? Could a certification system be implemented for news outlets and their sources?

Globe & Mail CEO & Publisher, Phillip Crawley and Ground CEO Harleen Kaur will discuss the roles that media companies, journalists, governments and technologists can play in ensuring that news still serves the fact-based community.

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Phillip Crawley

Publisher & CEO, The Globe and Mail
Phillip Crawley is the Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail, one of Canada’s largest national newspapers. He oversees the strategy and operations of The Globe and Mail newspaper, web sites including globeandmail.com, reportonbusiness.com and globeinvestor.com, and magazines including... Read More →
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Mathew Ingram

Chief Digital Writer, Columbia Journalism Review
Mathew Ingram is the chief digital writer at the Columbia Journalism Review. He has written about the intersection between media and technology since the earliest days of the commercial internet.Previously, he was a senior writer with Fortune magazine where he wrote about the evolution... Read More →
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Harleen Kaur

CEO and Co-Founder, Ground
Harleen Kaur is the founder and CEO of Ground, a decentralized news system that fills the information gap between social media and traditional news media. Ground checks possible fake news by engaging users on the ground in addition to using AI technology and human verification. Previously... Read More →
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Talia Sanhewe

Founder, Television Producer, Reporter, Presenter, Talia Productions Ltd.
When it comes to delivering a keynote address, Talia Sanhewe is known for her wit, insight, humor and charisma. She delivers speeches that inspire, encourage and motivate. She draws reference from her life as a reporter, entrepreneur and successful business owner. Her message is clear... Read More →

Thursday May 31, 2018 1:45pm - 2:15pm EDT
Stage A @Lot42 41 Ardelt Place, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada