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Marco Alcocer, Speaker

Editor in Chief and Publisher of El Perico Informador y Parlanchin bilingual newspaper in Wichita

Sensationalism and the Flaw of Journalism

From TV to print media, radio and internet news, today’s conventional journalism lives in an existential crisis. Sensationalism, while not new, has become more pervasive for some journalists and news organizations, which struggle to stay relevant in the modern age of digital media, 24-hour news cycle, and internet news where anyone can be a citizen journalist. This talk will focus on immigration and other timely topics as it relates to sensationalism, fake news and journalistic ethics. It will also address the importance of Spanish-language media as it refers to the topic of immigration. Participants are invited to share examples of sensationalized media.

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