22 October 2023

Fighting Misinformation and Stopping Information Deserts, Journalism Priorities at the 79th IAPA General Assembly copy


Miami (October 24 2023) - The rigor of journalism in the face of the spiral of misinformation in war conflicts and the strengthening of local news to stop information deserts are two of the most pressing issues in journalism that will be addressed in depth during the 79th IAPA General Assembly to be held from November 9 to 12 in Mexico City.

The president of the IAPA, Michael Greenspon, of The New York Times, will star in an in-depth conversation on these topics with Paul Haven, one of the leading international news editors of The Associated Press (AP). The presentation will be held on November 9, titled: Wars, misinformation and the rescue of local journalism."

Next, Danny Sullivan from Google, one of the prominent search engine specialists in the world, will speak about the evolution of the primary tool of that internet giant and its implications for journalism amid the rise of Artificial Intelligence.

The media's sustainability and viability as digital companies will be the subject of several presentations. Before the assembly on November 8, the IAPA will offer a day on "How to make the media more profitable?" at the Universidad de la Libertad in Mexico City. This program has limited space and free registration for participants in the IAPA meeting.

One of the most notable panels will feature the director of The Post and Courier from Charleston, South Carolina, Pamela J. Browning, winner of the SIP Executive of the Year Award, along with Andrés Mompotes, director of El Tiempo of Colombia and Cynthia Hudson, executive director of CNN en Español and general manager of Hispanic Strategy for the CNN network.

The president of the Knight Foundation of the United States, Alberto Ibargüen, will be honored with the 2023 SIP Great Friend of the Press Award and, in turn, will speak on "The value of philanthropy for local journalism in support of democracy."

On Sunday the 12th, on the last day of the 79th IAPA Assembly, executives from Netflix and the Motion Picture Association LATAM based in Mexico will talk about the influence of docuseries on journalism and their "creative treatment of reality." In another session, "Infotainment and journalism in social networks," a group of the most prominent digital media editors in Mexico will discuss "the results, benefits, and challenges of the different ways of journalism."

Finally, media consultant Ezequiel Arbusti, from the firm MarkTube, will speak about "The future of the media" and about the experiences accumulated in the Enhanced Fundamentals Lab, a project of the IAPA and the Google News Initiative that MarkTube is teaching to 80 media outlets. Latin Americans.

To register as a participant in the IAPA assembly, click here.

IAPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to defending and promoting freedom of the press and expression in the Americas. It comprises more than 1,300 publications from the western hemisphere and is based in Miami, Florida, United States.