Annual Membership Meeting || 9 a.m.
Welcome Remarks || 9:15 a.m.
Break || 10:15 a.m.
Presenter: Erin Hemme Froslie, English instructor at Concordia College
Fake news. Deep fakes. Clickbait. Journalists as enemies of the state. How is our view of the world and institutions shaped when disinformation seems to be everywhere? Why do people believe conspiracy theories and readily share misinformation? We’ll take a brief look at why we’re vulnerable to misinformation (thanks, brain!) and consider some ways we can better assess the accuracy of what we read and watch.
Erin Hemme Froslie is an instructor in the English department at Concordia College where she teaches journalism and advises the student newspaper. She started her career as a newspaper journalist, including nearly 12 years at The Forum. She has worked in marketing, serving as editor of a college alumni magazine and weekly digital newsletters, and founded her own writing business, Whistle Editorial.
Presenter: Devlyn Brooks, Modulist President
Lunch || 11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Zach Otteson, Marketing Coordinator at AE2S
Newspaper editors from across the state will share how the pandemic has affected journalism and what newsrooms look like today. We’ll learn about current news consumption practices and what the industry predicts for the future.
Break || 2 p.m.
Closing Remarks || 2:45 p.m.