‘Fact or Fiction: Responsible Journalism and Becoming News Literate’

Mar 15, 2017

Brian Stelter of CNN and David Folkenflik of NPR are scheduled to speak at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown as part of a special academic forum to celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Maria Gallo.

The event, “Fact or Fiction: Responsible Journalism and Becoming News Literate,” will be held in the Life Sciences Building auditorium at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5. Speakers will touch on topics including: public trust in journalism, identifying legitimate news sources and the role good journalism plays in protecting democracy.

“We are grateful to have members of the national media visiting campus to discuss such a timely and important subject,” said Dr. Tanya Casas, interim dean of the School of Business and Humanities. “Journalism plays such a vital role in our country by sharing information, holding those in power responsible for their actions and informing citizens. I hope this discussion and panel will provide a chance for our students and the community to learn more about today’s media landscape. We would encourage anyone who is looking to get a better understanding of the current state of journalism to attend.”


CNN Senior Media Correspondent, and host of “Reliable Sources” Brian Stelter

Brian Stelter, host of "Reliable Sources," which examines the week's top media stories every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. ET on CNN, and the senior media correspondent for CNN Worldwide, is scheduled to speak. Stelter reports and writes for CNN/U.S., CNN International,, and on a regular basis. Prior to joining CNN in November 2013, Stelter was a media reporter at The New York Times. Starting in 2007, he covered television and digital media for the Business Day and Arts section of the newspaper. He was also a lead contributor to the "Media Decoder" blog.

NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik 

NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik’s stories and analyses are broadcast on the network's newsmagazines, such as “All Things Considered,” “Morning Edition,” and “Here & Now.” Folkenflik's reports cast light on the stories of our age, the figures who shape journalism and the tectonic shifts affecting the news industry. Business Insider has called Folkenflik one of the 50 most influential people in American media. Folkenflik is the author of “Murdoch’s World: the Last of the Old Media Empires” and he joined NPR in 2004 after a decade at the Baltimore Sun.

The event is being presented by Academic Affairs in celebration of Dr. Gallo’s inauguration. Dr. Gallo will be inaugurated the following day, Thursday, April 6, as president of the University. She is the first female president in the institution’s 121-year history. 

The speakers will be followed by a panel discussion.
There is no charge to attend, but guests are required to RSVP in advance. Seating is limited. Please reserve your seats as soon as possible. Attendees should print their tickets and bring them to the event. Please visit Eventbrite to reserve your tickets.