The World of Truth vs. The Kingdom of Lies -- Goldman School of Public Policy Board of Advisors Dinner Fall 2019

12/3/2019; 49 minutes

The truth needs reinforcements. That's the central message of David Barstow's talk at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy. From fraudulent web sites masquerading as news organizations, to social media, to deepfakes, it has never been easier for bad actors to spread misinformation around the world. Barstow reflects on how economic downturns in journalism and the rise of public relations has compounded the problem, and what can be done to fix it.

Barstow is a former senior writer at The New York Times and the first reporter to ever win four Pulitzer Prizes, is the head of investigative reporting at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Named the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Chair in Investigative Journalism in July 2019, Barstow joined The Times in 1999 and he has been a member of the paper's Investigative unit since 2002. Recorded on 11/13/2019.
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