Do Facts Still Matter? Implications of “Truth Decay” on the practice of Public Relations

 May 22, 2018

 85 Broad Street, 27th floor, New York, NY.

RSVP
The Museum of Public Relations, in partnership with the Institute for Public Relations, cordially invite you to a timely conversation on the implications of "truth decay" for the practice of public relations. "Truth decay" is a term coined by the authors of a new RAND study to refer to the diminishing role of facts and analysis in public life. The RAND Corporation’s new study Truth Decay: An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life describes a set of trends—disagreements over objective facts, the blurring of opinion and facts, declining trust in formerly respected information sources, erosion of civil discourse, political paralysis, and alienation from political and civic institutions—that pose an important challenge to the field of public relations and, more broadly, to democracy itself. A panel of distinguished PR practitioners and scholars will review the implications of this timely study.
Keynote
  • Jennifer Kavanagh, Ph.D., Associate Director, Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program, RAND Arroyo Center, co-author, Truth Decay: An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life
Panelists
  • James Campbell, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • Patrick Ford, Worldwide Vice Chair and Senior Adviser, Burson-Marsteller
  • Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., President and CEO, Institute for Public Relations
  • Norris West, Director of Strategic Communications, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Lucas Held, Director of Communications, The Wallace Foundation (moderator)
This event will be live-streamed on the Museum of PR's Facebook page, facebook.com/prmuseum.

Agenda

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Truth Decay Panel

Pricing

Individual Registration

Free

Location

85 Broad Street, 27th floor, New York, NY.

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