Graham Media Group strengthens newsrooms in fight against misinformation
Graham Media Group has announced the launch of Trust Index, a new initiative to combat misinformation campaigns targeting local media. “We are providing timely training and processes to our six newsrooms to help in the fight against misinformation campaigns attacking local news.”Graham Media Group is partnering with Fathm, a global leader in the fight against misinformation, in the effort. “It is fantastic to be working with an organization like Graham Media Group, which is putting a high-priority focus on such an important initiative,” Bell said. Later this year, Bell will complete newsroom training sessions for all Graham Media Group stations, including at News4Jax in Jacksonville. Increasingly, the industry is seeing coordinated campaigns designed to trick local newsrooms into reporting false or misleading stories.
GMG president, CEO Emily Barr receives 2018 Golden Mike Award
NEW YORK – Graham Media Group president and chief executive officer Emily Barr has received the Broadcasters Foundation of America's 2018 Golden Mike Award. Barr was presented with the award at a gala event Monday night in New York City. "This year, the Broadcasters Foundation rose to the challenge of helping so many of our colleagues who were impacted by hurricanes, floods and wildfires. Full Screen 1 / 6 Dan Mason (Chairman, Broadcasters Foundation of America), Emily Barr, Deborah Norville (Anchor, Inside Edition), Jim Thompson (President, Broadcasters Foundation of America)Barr has sat at the helm of the broadcast TV division of Graham Holdings since 2012. Organizers said previous Golden Mike Award recipients include former Post-Newsweek Stations president and CEO Alan Frank, Bob Pittman, Gordon Smith, David Barrett and Jeff Smulyan.