"Truth Is Our Math. How to Rebuild Trust in Media When the Society Is Polarized"

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"Truth Is Our Math. How to Rebuild Trust in Media When the Society Is Polarized"

The Bernard D. Nossiter ’47 Lecture by Ms. Sevgil Musaieva, Ukrainian journalist from Crimea; Nieman Fellow, Class of 2019; Editor-in-Chief, Ukrayinska Pravda, an online newspaper.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Room 003, Rockefeller Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Co-sponsored by the Tuck Net Impact Chapter, the Center for Business, Government & Society, Tuck School of Business.

The undermining of trust in the media is being debated and spoken all over the world. What kind of journalism should be there, how to maintain the trust of readers, if any politician can call you liar. The professional news media, no matter how authoritative it is, doesn’t have a monopoly on truth and news any more.  Somehow media lost its expert knowledge and know-it-all status of a universal reference book in which there are answers to all the questions. In the era of post- truth, arrays of untested information, the media should become a guarantee of quality. A trust and frank dialogue with the reader will become that most important and main currency. The professional news organizations have a new clear goal and social mission - to help a person to survive in a whirlwind of information messages.

Sevhil Musaieva is a Ukrainian journalist from Crimea, currently serving as editor-in-chief of the online newspaper called “Ukrayinska Pravda.” With her primary focuses being news on politics and social issues, Sevhil also manages the group of websites run by the newspaper covering other areas such as economy, the political history of Ukraine and much more.

Having started her career as a journalist in 2007, Sevhil spent the following five years as a prominent Ukrainian business reporter, specializing in oligarchy-related investigations, as well as reporting on corruption within the oil and gas industry. She worked as a journalist for several agencies, newspapers and publications, including some major ones, like Forbes Ukraine.

An active charity worker, Sevhil was involved in many projects and events, one of which was initiating a project aimed at providing those affected by the political crisis in Crimea with trustworthy information and assisting them with matters of safety and resettlement.

For more information, contact:
Joanne Needham

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