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December 14, 2017

Fake news and its impact on the future of journalism
December 14, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Tulsa Country Club
701 North Union Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74127
http://www.tulsacountryclub.com
Join PRSA Tulsa for a panel discussion with news veterans and experts, Susan Ellerbach, Ed Kelley and Jeromee Scot as they discuss “fake news” and how it impacts journalism on a national and local level.
 

One hundred and fifty plus tweets about “fake news.”  Countless media mentions. President Trump is famous for igniting the term and is no stranger to sharing his thoughts about the media. New research is showing that “fake news” is now impacting the public’s perception of the veracity of the traditional bulwarks of information. According to the Pew Research Center, there has been an increase in the number of Democrats who support media’s watchdog role while Republicans have seen a decrease, a sharp contrast to 2016.

Join PRSA Tulsa for a panel discussion on Thursday, Dec. 14 with news veterans and experts, Susan Ellerbach, Ed Kelley and Jeromee Scot as they discuss “fake news” and how it impacts journalism on a national and local level.

 

Meet the panelists:

Susan Ellerbach
Susan Ellerbach is the executive editor of the Tulsa World, the award-winning newspaper has served Tulsa and Northeast Oklahoma since its founding in 1905. Since joining the World in 1985, Ellerbach has served as the paper’s Managing Editor, Sunday Editor, State Editor, Business Editor and as a reporter.

 

A graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas, Ellerbach is a member of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, a director and former president of the Associated Press/Oklahoma News Executives, and a former board member of the Tulsa Press Club. Additionally, she is a member of the American Society of News Editors and has been recognized as a Newsmaker by the Association of Women in Communications. In 2016 she was recognized as a Woman of the Year/Pinnacle Award winner by the YWCA and the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women. Also, she has been named a “Woman of Distinction” by the Tulsa Business & Legal News.

 

She is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma and Leadership Tulsa and has actively served on the boards of several area nonprofits. She and her husband, Richard, are the proud parents of three daughters and grandparents to two perfect granddaughters.

 

Ed Kelley
Ed Kelley was named dean of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma in March 2016 after serving nearly eight months as interim dean. He is a veteran news executive, coming to OU from Salt Lake City, where he was senior contributing editor at the Deseret News. He also has served as editor of The Washington Times, in Washington, D.C., and The Oklahoman, in Oklahoma City. He has held a variety of other news positions in his career, including that of Washington bureau chief, managing editor and editorial page editor. He was named Editor of the Year in 1996 by the Washington-based National Press Foundation for overseeing The Oklahoman's coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing. He served as a juror to the Pulitzer Prizes in 1998 and was named to the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 2003.

Kelley has served on the board of directors of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, is a member of the board of directors of Oklahoma Watch and is a consultant to the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. Until his appointment as interim dean he was a member of the Board of Visitors of the Gaylord College. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from OU, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He was a recipient of OU’s Regents Alumni Award in 2011 and the journalism program’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1994. He was presented an honorary doctorate in humane letters in 2013 from Oklahoma City University, where he served as commencement speaker. He has traveled twice to Bangladesh as part of a State Department program through the Gaylord College, as well as to Myanmar where he represented a media working group at American University, in Washington. He is a member of the National Press Club and the American Society of News Editors.

 

Jeromee Scot
Jeromee Scot is the Emmy-award winning executive producer of 6 in the Morning, KOTV’s AM broadcast. Since joining KOTV in 2008, he has served as an executive producer, newscast producer, digital producer, reporter for Newson6.com, and coordinated daily content for on-air in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City markets. Prior to his roles at KOTV, Jeromee worked as an associate producer at KTUL.

Jeromee has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma. While at OU, Jeromee served as a reporter for The Oklahoma Daily and OU Nightly, the university’s nightly newscast. Jeromee also traveled to the Poynter institute in St Petersburg, Florida for week-long training in news producing and management.

Jeromee won an Emmy award in 2017 for coverage of a deadly semi-truck fire in Tulsa. He’s been honored in Oklahoma Magazine’s 40 Under 40 and the Tulsa Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. He also won three awards for Best Morning Show, two from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters and one from the Tulsa Press Club.

In addition to his role at KOTV, Jeromee serves as communications director for Komen Tulsa and produces the programs for the organization’s annual Pink Stiletto gala, including the upcoming event in 2018 hosted by Country Music Singer Reba McEntire. In his free time, Jeromee volunteers for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma’s Food for Kids program.