Episode 1

Journalism, Objectivity, and Fake News: Dr. Frank Harris

Published on: 26th October, 2020

The role of journalism as a non-partisan checkpoint has been largely called into question during the rise of social media and accusations of fake news, with conversations often curving back to the question of, “Who gets to own the truth?”

Professor Frank Harris, III, joins us this week to discuss how this criticism is affecting conversations on diversity, and the ability of news media to be seen as arbiters of objective truth. We'll also explore the role of higher education at this intersection and to best serve our students.

Professor Harris' Websites:

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Real Talk: A Diversity in Higher Ed Podcast
Addressing issues of equity and inclusion with authenticity and vulnerability
In Season Two, student activist Jamil Harp and Professor KC Councilor break down communication barriers and get to the heart of equity and inclusion conversations on college campuses.

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Southern Connecticut State University

At Southern, we are committed to identifying and addressing systemic barriers to equity, access, and success for all members of our community. We are also committed to constructive dialogues where we treat one another with dignity, respect, kindness, compassion, and civility as we share varying perspectives, with the goal of creating an inclusive culture. By joining social justice and free speech with critical thinking in and out of the classroom, we prepare students to engage with societal issues on campus, as well as in our local communities, our nation and our world.