Kimberly Kindy: Anvil of Freedom Award Lecture
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April 27, 2018
Featuring Kimberly Kindy, investigative reporter for The Washington Post, who worked on the Post's 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning series on police shootings. Kindy will speak on the importance of journalism in times of turmoil and what journalists can do to combat the spreading fear of "fake news."
The Edward W. and Charlotte A. Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media seeks to explore the ways in which the traditional roles of journalism — information-sharing, knowledge-gathering, serving as a watchdog on power, providing the means for democratic participation in collective life and promoting public good — are finding new forms of expression and experimentation in the online digital environment.
Each year, the Estlow International Center for Journalism & New Media works with industry professionals and academic leaders to select the Estlow lecturer and recipient of the Anvil of Freedom Award. Kindy was selected to give the keynote address as the 2018 Award recipient.
Recently, Kindy has covered for the Post former congressional staffers who are calling for policy changes and for sexual-harassment training in the U.S. Capitol. She has also reported on the ongoing climate-related crises in Florida and Houston, holding the Federal Emergency Management Agency accountable for keeping its promises to flood and hurricane victims, as well as the scrutiny of Confederate monuments and the rise of white-nationalist movements.
Presented by The Estlow International Center for Journalism & New Media, University of Denver Department of Media Film and Journalism Studies - https://www.du.edu/ahss/mfjs/
Videography & Broadcast by Ethan Crawford
Event Sponsors & Supporters:
Rocky Mountain PBS
The Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Open Media Foundation
Denver Metro Media
Colorado Media Alliance
The Colorado Women's College
The Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media at the University of Denver
The Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Denver
The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Denver
The Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies at the University of Denver
The Center on American Politics at the University of Denver
The Office of Academic Innovation at the University of Denver
The Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver