Local Journalists Workshop

January 24, 2019

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Current political and economic issues succinctly explained.

CFR’s inaugural Local Journalists Workshop featured a series of plenary and discussion group sessions with CFR fellows and other experts, with the goal of introducing a global dimension into coverage of local issues, thereby elevating conversations around U.S. foreign policy choices. Workshop participants included print, digital, and broadcast journalists from thirty-one states, Washington, DC, and Canada.

Session I: The State of the Union

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In the opening session of CFR’s Local Journalists Workshop, Fareed Zakaria, host of Fareed Zakaria GPS at CNN; and member of CFR’s Board of Directors, discusses pressing U.S. foreign policy issues and the evolving journalism landscape. Michael Krasny, host of Forum at KQED, moderates.

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Session II: U.S. Economic Competitiveness: Trade, Immigration, and Workforce Development

Chike Aguh, principal of strategy and product integration at McChrystal Group; Diana Farrell, founding president and chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase Institute; and Alexandra Fuenmayor Starr, Spencer fellow at Columbia Journalism School, discuss U.S. economic competitiveness. James M. Lindsay, senior vice president, director of studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg chair at the Council on Foreign Relations, moderates.

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Session III: CFR Resources for Newsrooms

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, executive editor of Foreign Affairs; Robert McMahon, managing editor of CFR.org; and Lisa Shields, vice president of global communications and media relations at CFR, discuss the breadth of CFR and Foreign Affairs resources that can be used in newsrooms, and share their take on the most pressing global issues of the day with implications at the local level. Carla Anne Robbins, adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, moderates.

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Session IV: Countering Disinformation and Building Trust With News Consumers 

Joan Donovan, director of the technology and social change research project at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center; Amy S. Mitchell, director of journalism research at the Pew Research Center; and Claire Wardle, executive director of First Draft; discuss trends in disinformation and practical ways journalists can build trust with news consumers. Susan McGregor, assistant director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism and assistant professor at Columbia Journalism School, moderates.

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