Geneva Overholser Elected to Rita Allen Foundation Board of Directors

Senior fellow Geneva Overholser was elected to the Rita Allen Foundation's Board of Directors. "Geneva Overholser is one of our nation's most perceptive and inspiring leaders in journalism," said Elizabeth Good Christopherson, President and CEO of the Rita Allen Foundation. "We are honored to have her voice and talents as we work to support transformative ideas in science and civil society, including new approaches to engaging citizens in public issues."…

Geneva Overholser: An Early Read on Baquet as New York Times Leader

This guest post was written by senior fellow Geneva Overholser. Read her personal blog at GenevaOverholser.com. In the swirl of the Jill Abramson firing, a couple of things being said about the new executive editor, Dean Baquet, didn't sync with my impression of him. I looked back at this video of a forum I hosted at USC Annenberg with Baquet when he had just become managing editor of The New York Times, and saw why. What I had found most worrisome was Glenn Greenwald's charge that Baquet has "a really disturbing history of practicing this form of journalism that…

Senior fellow Geneva Overholser moderates OSCE open journalism event in Vienna

Senior fellow Geneva Overholser moderated OSCE's May 5 event in Vienna, Open Journalism and the Open Road Ahead. The event is the first in "a series of meetings among experts, policymakers and regulators touching on the practice and terminology of Open Journalism, legal issues, accountability and regulatory challenges."…

Senior fellow Geneva Overholser speaks at St. Andrews 117th annual commencement ceremony

Senior fellow Geneva Overholser speaks at St. Andrews 117th annual commencement ceremony. As quoted in The Fayetteville Observer, Overholser said to the 82 new graduates, "your last St. Andrews assignment is to think about what's important to you. Determine the goals that will enable you to lead your life. Write them down. Commit them to memory. And then commit to checking in with yourself regularly to see how you're doing."…

Geneva Overholser Discusses Pulitzer Prizes, NSA surveillance reporting on PBS NewsHour

Geneva Overholser, former USC Annenberg Journalism School Director and now a senior fellow at USC Annenberg's Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, was featured on PBS NewsHour in an interview with anchor Gwen Ifill on the Pulitzer Prize awards for coverage of the NSA's extensive surveillance programs broken by the release of classified documents by Edward Snowden. The Pulitzer board's decision to award the Prize to the The Washington Post and The Guardian has fueled the debate over where journalists should draw the line when reporting on national security and government surveillance. Overholser said in the interview that although the…

"Truth Be Told" Conference Moderated by CCLP Senior Fellow Geneva Overholser

The following is a press release from Baruch College: NEW YORK, NY – February 10, 2014 – In a media landscape marred by false equivalency, have we lost sight of the existence and value of facts? How are facts identified and tested in medicine, business, law and journalism, and what can we all learn about information quality? These were just a few of the questions that were discussed during the dynamic conference, "Truth Be Told: A Cross-Disciplinary Exploration of Finding Facts" hosted on January 30, 2014 by Baruch College and The Harnisch Foundation. More than 170 students and professionals in…