Park University to Host Peacebuilding Session
October 31, 2022 — Park University and its Center for Global Peace Journalism will host a session on “Combating Misinformation: Tools and Techniques” as part of the annual Greater Kansas City Peacebuilding Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the McCoy Meetin’ House on the University’s flagship Parkville Campus. The free event is open to the public.
The program will include a trio of speakers who will discuss misinformation and disinformation, and how it impacts the academic world as well as professional journalism. The presentation will include information on how to combat misinformation/disinformation and how to become more enlightened media consumers. A panel discussion and questions-and-answer session will conclude the event.
Scheduled presenters are:
• Steven Youngblood, founding director of the CGPJ and associate professor of communication arts at Park University, who will provide an overview and definitions
• Susan Dawson-O’Brien, adjunct instructor of journalism and media communications, and student media coordinator at Johnson County (Kan.) Community College, who will present on misinformed students in academia
• Derek Donovan, community engagement editor at The Kansas City Star, who will present on misinformation and professional journalism