FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — National journalists will gather to talk about why news matters more than ever at the annual Center for Ethics in Journalism and School of Journalism and Strategic Media forum.

The event, “Forget Fake:  How To Get To Real News,” will have a panel of top-notched journalists: Washington Post’s Media Writer Paul Farhi; CNN’s Standards & Practices Executive Director Steven Holmes; Poynter Institute Ethics Chair Indira Lakshmanan; 2017 Visiting Distinguished Professor and USA Today Contributor Alicia “Lisa” Shepard, who will also moderate.

“In today’s media environment, everyone must use the same skills journalists use to ferret out out fake from fact,” said Shepard. “Regardless of title, we are all creators, editors and publishers in the online world.  It’s our ethical responsibility to not share information we haven’t checked out and to be conscientious news consumers.  Always ask the question:  How do you know that?”

The free forum will be Wednesday, November 8, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Center on the University of Arkansas campus.  Food will be served during check-in.  There will be a sign-in sheet for those attending.

Paul Farhi, Washington Post

Steven Holmes, CNN’s Standards & Practices Executive Director

Indira Lakshmanan, Poynter Institute Ethics Chair

Lisa Shepard, Center for Ethics Visiting Distinguished Professor