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The Future of Truth

Race, class, education, mentorship, and fake news are discussed in this NYSWI multi-day event. Join in on the discussion of changes in the world of journalism and the future of truth.

Table of Contents


Students Delve into the World of Journalism

Journalism in the Age of Social Media

A Discussion of Race and Class as Covered by the Media​

Fake News and Truth Telling​

Advice for Future Journalists

Reflections of Bob Schieffer on the Future of Journalism​

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“We have come to a fraught moment in our national discourse, with vitriol on both sides of the political divide, there has been a sharp decline in news literacy and a steady rise in 'fake news.'”

- Paul Grondahl, Director,
New York State Writers Institute

Thirty great journalists, editors, nonfiction writers, First Amendment scholars, and Pulitzer Prize-winning historians join the NYS Writers Institute to hold a conversation and build a bridge for the public to discuss the important issues of the past, present, and future of the press.

Watch Part 1 and Part 2 of an extended conversation between Paul Grondahl, Director of the New York State Writers Institute and William Kennedy, Founder and Executive Director of the New York State Writers Institute.

Social Media is a leading news source in today’s media culture. Join in on an intense panel where the veteran journalists are asked questions by the legendary Bob Schieffer. The conversation inevitably turns to how we cover this onslaught of information in this day and age and left the students in the audience wondering how we use the relatively new platforms productively.

In this video you will watch excerpts from the panel discussions intercut with exclusive one-on-one interviews with Shane Goldmacher and Amy Goodman going more in depth with the students’ (Meghan Mahar and Elise Coombs) questions.