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Virtual  Virtual  ONLINE EVENT

Reporting on 2020: Free press, disinformation, and election integrity

A free and independent press is essential to open societies and functioning democracies. As elections draw nearer in the United States, media is navigating how to provide the public with the facts in an information environment unlike any before. The coming months will include an election with increased vote-by-mail due to the ongoing pandemic, the continued attempts of foreign adversaries to interfere in the elections, political operatives undermining the credibility of journalism, misinformation — and more malicious disinformation — about all of it.

Please join the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab on Monday, September 21 from 1:00-2:00pm ET for a discussion with leading journalists and editors on their role in the integrity of the upcoming election. We will speak with these expert journalists and editors, experienced in covering national security, technology, and elections, on their approach to delivering fact-based news to sustain an informed public, as well as avoiding the amplification of disinformation in a landscape rife with it.


Andy Carvin
Resident Senior Fellow
Digital Forensics Research Lab

Stacy-Marie Ishmael
Editorial Director
Texas Tribune

Ellen Nakashima
National Security Reporter 
Washington Post

Brandy Zadrozny
NBC News