Public event

The future of facts

Joint conference of the Hertie-Innovationskolleg, RiffReporter - The Cooperative for Free Journalism, the Association of Freelance Editors (VFLL) and the Hertie School.

2:00-2:15 pm | Welcome and introduction

  • Michael Knoll (Hertie-Innovationskolleg)
  • Christian Schwägerl (RiffReporter)

2:15-3:00 pm | Will fact-checking re-build trust in journalism?

  • Brooke Borel (Science journalist and author "The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking")
  • Andrea Römmele (Professor for Communication in Politics and Civil Society, Hertie School)

3:00-4:15 pm | The future of quality assurance 1

The expertise of science

  • Mirjam Jenny (Head Research Scientist, Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Max Planck Institute for Human Development)

The reader as a fact-checker

  • Orit Kopel (Co-founder and VP Business Development, Wikitribune)

Quality assurance in publishing houses

  • Bertram Weiß and Arno Nehlsen (GEO Wissensmagazin)

4:15-4:35 pm | Coffee break

4:35-5:50 pm | The future of quality assurance 2

Can artificial intelligence help us?

  • Dhruv Ghulati (Co-founder and CEO, Factmata)

Quality-check and fact-checking before and after publishing

  • Marcus Anhäuser (Science journalist and Editorial Director, "Medien-Doktor Medizin")

Quality assurance - a business model?

  • Sam Dubberley (Managing Editor, CrossCheck)

5:50-6:20 pm | Plenary debate

6:20-6:30 pm | Outlook

  • Tanja Krämer and Christian Schwägerl (Executive Board, RiffReporter)


If you would like to attend, please register via e-mail to Michael Knoll (knollm[at]ghst[dot]de).