MAYDAY! Conference

War on the Press: At Home and Abroad

Journalism and the media may influence positive political and social change or fuel violence and conflict. Award-winning New York Times journalist and author, Thomas Friedman, will share his thoughts on the war on journalism and the role of journalism in peacebuilding.

Thomas Friedman
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Clickbait, Bias, and Propaganda in Information Networks
Book by Gustavus faculty member Barbara Fister and Rachel Flynn
Based on Mike Caulfield's Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers, this is a short handbook for understanding and evaluating information in a networked environment that bombards us with misinformation, opinion, news, satire, memes, and all the feels.
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We Must Protect Journalists Shedding Light on Injustice, Not Attack Them
By Amal Clooney
December 8, 2018
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53 journalist deaths tied to work so far in 2018
AP News
By Verena Dobnick
December 19, 2018 
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Threats to Journalists Worldwide Are at a 10-Year High
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Person of the Year 2018: The Guardians of the War on Truth
By Karl Vick
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The Pulitzers will honor journalists working in one of the most dangerous countries for them: The United States
The Washington Post
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Peace Journalism
Peace Journalism is defined “when editors and reporters make choices - of what to report, and how to report it - that create opportunities for society at large to consider and value non-violent responses to conflict” 

Index of World Press Freedom
Published every year since 2002 by Reporters Without Borders, the World Press Freedom Index ranks 180 countries and regions according to the level of freedom available to journalists. 
2018 World Press Freedom Index

Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. We defend the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal.

Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is the world’s biggest non-government organization specializing in the defense of media freedom, which the organization's members regard as the basic human right to be informed and to inform others.

Search for Common Ground
Partner with people around the world to ignite shared solutions to destructive conflicts by working at all levels of society to build sustainable peace through three main avenues: Dialogue, Media, and Community.

The Role of Media in Conflict Prevention
The World Bank
By Michelle Betz
May 23, 2018
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Visible peace: 5 Strategies to build peace through journalism
Inter Peace: International Organization for Peace Building
May 3, 2017
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Liberals and Conservatives Are Both Susceptible to Fake News, but for Different Reasons
Scientific American
February 14, 2019
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These Are the 10 Journalists Facing the 'Most Urgent' Threats to Press Freedom Around the World
Time Magazine
March 15, 2019
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Railing Against India’s Right-Wing Nationalism Was a Calling. It Was Also a Death Sentence.
New York Times
March 14, 2019
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The morning lecture will be live streamed and archived online.