Reputable news sources adhere to a combination of age-old and modern-day standards, which are much more stringent than the social media community standards many are familiar with. How does a news source show that it has standards it follows and why does that matter? How do you differentiate between good and bad, reliable and unreliable information sources? This session, led by journalists Dave Hage and Kelly Smith from the Star Tribune, will explore how to look for signs that your news sources are practicing journalism standards, and how that impacts the information they share.
Team leader, Star Tribune (Health care, the environment, social issues)
Dave Hage has written about labor, economics and medicine for more than 30 years at publications including the Star Tribune, the New York Times, The Nation and U.S. News & World Report. As an editor or reporter, he has been a Pulitzer Prize winner once and a finalist twice. He retired from the Star Tribune in 2020 after ten years supervising coverage of health, the environment and human services.
Reporter, Star Tribune (Nonprofits, charity and philanthropy)
Since 2010, Kelly Smith has covered Greater Minnesota news, politics, Hennepin County government, west metro suburban government and K-12 education at the Star Tribune. Her current beat is covering Minnesota nonprofits/philanthropy. She’s also the adviser to the student newspaper at her alma mater, the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University.