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Baruch College Hosts "Truth Be Told:"
A Cross-Disciplinary Exploration of Finding Facts Moderated by Geneva Overholser

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NEW YORK, NY- January 6, 2014 - In a media landscape full of false equivalency, have we lost sight of the existence and value of facts? How are facts identified and tested in medicine, business, law and journalism and what can we all learn about information quality?

The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College and The Harnisch Foundation invite students and professionals in the fields of law, business, media and medicine for a panel discussion and analysis in our exploration of separating fact from fiction. The discussion will be moderated by Geneva Overholser, Senior Fellow, Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, USC Annenberg, who is co-directing the conference with Geanne Perlman Rosenberg, Professor and Director of the Harnisch Journalism Projects.

The conference features the following panelists:

  • Jane Aiken, Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Professor of Law at Georgetown
  • Margaret Sullivan, Public Editor, The New York Times
  • Harold E. Varmus, M.D., Director, National Cancer Institute and Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1989
  • Amy Whitaker, Full-time Faculty, Art Business, Sotheby’s Institute of Art

This event is made possible by the generous support of The Harnisch Foundation, and is a part of The Harnisch Journalism Projects, which includes strategic interventions, educational programs, research and experimentation that aim to advance high-quality journalism, support press freedom and foster an informed, actively engaged public.


WHAT: "Truth Be Told:"A Cross-Disciplinary Exploration of Finding Facts Moderated by Geneva Overholser

WHEN: Thursday, January 30; 6 p.m. (Reception); 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. (Panel Discussion)

WHERE: Baruch College, Newman Conference Center, Room 750, 151 East 25th Street (directions)


To submit questions and comments regarding the conference discussion on Twitter, use #baruchTBT. Select questions will be answered live during the event.


About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to

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