In an era of social media and lightning-fast breaking news, how do you sort truth from fiction?

Today, you can watch and listen in as a panel of traditional and new media practitioners discuss how they make ethical decisions on what to post and when.

Produced by The Poynter Institute and MediaShift, “Truth and Trust in the 21st Century,” will expand on the essays in the new book, “The New Ethics of Journalism,” edited by Poynter senior faculty Kelly McBride and Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute. McBride will moderate a panel on stage, and include a selection of diverse voices from the audience. The discussion will include recent case studies, how decisions were made and tips on how to get at the truth — and create trust — in the social age.

Starting at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 3:30 pm Pacific Time, you can watch the event live below.

If you’d like to be part of the conversation, you can offer up comments and questions to be mentioned in the discussion via Twitter with the hashtag #newethics. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter with the #newethics hashtag, which is embedded below.

The event is sponsored by craigconnects, Ford Foundation, the School of Communication at American University and NewsCred.

Watch live streaming video from fordfound at livestream.com


Mark Glaser is executive editor and publisher of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Renee and sons Julian and Everett. You can follow him on Twitter@mediatwit. and Circle him on Google+

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