2018 Conference – Building Trust – Tools and Ideas for Ombudsmen, Public Editors and Standards Editors to rebuild public belief in news media.

ONO Conference 2018
Building Trust – Tools and Ideas for Ombudsmen, Public Editors and Standards Editors to rebuild public belief in news media

We are grateful to this year’s conference sponsor – the Dutch Public Broadcasters – and their governing body, NPO (Nederlandse Publieke Omroep). The theme of this year’s conference is Building Trust – Tools and Ideas for Ombudsmen, Public Editors and Standards Editors to rebuild public belief in news media.

When: June 3rd to the 6th, 2018
Where: The Netherlands

The continued politicizing of news by labeling it “fake”, the use of social media to disrupt and divide – if not undermine our democratic institutions – makes this a fraught and exciting time in journalism. Come share your experiences and ideas and hear about work being done to restore the public’s trust and engagement with news media.

One keynote speaker is Sally Lehrman, director of The Trust Project – an international collaborative effort to develop best practices. It is a consortium of news organizations committed to “transparency in journalism with the goal of building a more trustworthy and trusted press.”

Our secondkeynote speaker, Kyle Pope, Editor in Chief and Publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review, will addressthreats to a free press and what news organizations can and are doing about it.

For you long-time members, Stephen Pritchard, recently retired readers’ editor for The Observer, will reflect on his time and our future over lunch on Tuesday.

Come and share your thoughts about the #metoo phenomenon – lots of ideas and concerns about publishing names and accusations without much proof. There will be a presentation of a fact-checking project and its impact run out of the University of Leiden.

We will address issues we all face, such as burn-out and how to avoid it in this angry “fake news” world, and how to deal with governmental pressure.

 

It is not too late to help shape the schedule of the ONO Conference 2018. Please let me know what topics you would like considered – both for the panels and the “shop talks”, the sessions driven by our participants – which offer a forum to work out a problem you have been having or to hear about the best practices in the business. Please send us your suggestions as soon as possible.

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