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Restoring the Trust

A Wake Up Call

Can Trust and Quality Save Journalism?

An AEJMC Pre-Convention Conference forJournalists, Academics and Citizen Activists

August 9, 2005

Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, San Antonio, Texas

An interactive conference where top academic and industry thinkers like Craig Newmark, Dan Gillmor, Jeff Jarvis, Peggy Kuhr, Philip Meyer, Jay Rosen and you address and seek to answer these primary questions:

  • Is the mainstream media in a death spiral?
  • Can improving editorial quality and trust save it?
  • If not, where will we be able to turn to find high quality and trustworthy news and information?
  • Is the salvation in citizen, community, and niche journalism?
  • What does all this mean to individual journalists, journalism educators and the public?

This conference is the centerpiece of a one-year Restoring the Trust project developed in partnership with the Robert D. Fowler Distinguished Chair in Communication at Kennesaw State University and the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada-Reno in consultation with the PJNet and the AEJMC’s Civic Journalism and Community Journalism interest groups. The Journalism and the Public: Restoring the Trust project is underwritten in part by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.