Humphrey Fellows Group

Cronkite School to host Hubert H. Humphrey Global Conversations panel in Washington D.C.

Monday, Oct. 16, 2023


A group of distinguished international journalists and media professionals from around the world will share their perspective on disinformation, the future of the news industry and digital literacy at the Hubert H. Humphrey Global Conversations panel on Oct. 26 in Washington D.C.

The Global Conversations panel will take place at the Arizona State University Barbara Barrett and Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center, 1800 I Street, NW. This is the first time the panel will be held in the nation’s capital. The event will also be available on Zoom.

The panel will feature 11 award-winning, mid-career journalism and communications professionals who are part of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The Humphrey Fellowship is a 10-month Fulbright Exchange program that allows these professionals to conduct research, receive leadership training and build professional networks with journalism and public relations organizations in the United States. The Cronkite School is the only journalism and mass communication school to host the Humphrey Fellowship program. 

The fellows will look to provide an international perspective on some of the pertinent issues affecting the media industry.

“There are significant media issues across the globe that we share. Together, we need to discuss and tackle these issues,” said Julia Wallace, curator of the Humphrey Fellowship Program and professor of practice at the Cronkite School. “We hope to bring a better understanding of global media issues.”

The Humphrey Fellows will discuss the following topics:

  • How Disinformation is Threatening Democracy, providing a bird’s eye view of global trends around organized disinformation campaigns and how the media can fight them, with views from Korea, Malawi, Nepal, Pakistan, and Peru.
  • Is News a Dying Business?, highlighting threats to and opportunities for the news media industry amid shrinking revenues and audiences in the age of platforms and complicated social-political factors affecting its sustainability, with perspectives and solutions from Sierra Leone, South Korea and the Philippines.
  • The Challenges of Digital Literacy, discussing digital literacy as a cornerstone of digital societies; its role as a catalyst for local economies; and its importance in building more equitable and democratic societies, and in fighting misinformation and disinformation. Views from Cuba, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan. 

Click here to register and learn more about the Hubert H. Humphrey Global Conversations panel. To learn more about the Humphrey Fellows, click here.

By Jordan Mclain