On October 4, 2018, the University of North Texas Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism will present "Seeing and Believing in the Age of Fake News: Finding Truth in Visual Journalism." At the event, five award-winning photojournalists will discuss the ethical and technical questions raised by intimate, firsthand visual reporting. The event will be accompanied by a photography exhibition located in the second-floor corridor, just outside of the University Union Lyceum.

Thursday, October 4
6:00–7:30 p.m.
University of North Texas
University Union Lyceum (Room 226)
1155 Union Circle Drive

The event is free and open to the public.

Thorne Anderson, endowed chair and associate professor in the Mayborn School, will moderate. Panel participants include:

Barbara Davidson, Emmy Award-winning photojournalist and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner who is known for her work on the victims of gang violence in Los Angeles.

Lisa Krantz, photographer with the San Antonio Express-News who became a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her portraits of a young boy born with a rare and incurable disorder.

Keith Jenkins, director of visual journalism at NPR whose teams have earned Pulitzer, Emmy, Peabody, Murrow, World Press, and Webby awards for The Washington Post, NPR, and National Geographic.

Eric Gay, Mayborn School alumnus whose photography for the Associated Press in the wake of Hurricane Katrina made him a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Spike Johnson, independent photojournalist and UNT alumnus whose work, funded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, explores themes of social conflict and security.

This program is part of the Democracy and the Informed Citizen initiative administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry.

We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.