ProPublica journalist guest speaker

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A senior ProPublica editor spoke to Hunter news literacy students on Nov. 14 about verifying information, using his own experience investigating an incident involving the NYPD on Halloween as a teachable moment.

Deputy Manager Eric Umansky told students in Professor Sissel McCarthy’s MEDIA 211 class that it’s a journalist’s job to uncover the facts and then convey them accurately and powerfully. “You need to be incredibly precise with the facts or whomever you are writing about will undermine you,” said Umansky. “We bring the receipts.”

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