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Reynolds School observes Constitution Day

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Business development entrepreneur building software to monitor credibility of web comments and statements

The Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies will observe Constitution Day with the annual Cole C. Campbell Dialogue on Journalism and Democracy, Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m., at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center Wells Fargo Auditorium.

The event, “Digitizing Pinocchio: Determining the truth in a Democratic online society,” will feature Toma Bedolla, founder and chief executive officer of Veracious Entropy, and Michael Fancher, Reynolds Visiting Chair in the Ethics of Entrepreneurial and Innovative Journalism. They will discuss the viability of creating a “credibility” score – similar to a credit score – that tracks veracity of online posts.

WHO: Toma Bedolla, business development entrepreneur, and Michael R. Fancher, Reynolds Visiting Chair in the Ethics of Entrepreneurial and Innovative Journalism.

WHAT: A discussion about how best, in democratic society, to determine the truthfulness, accuracy and credibility of those who post material on the web.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center Wells Fargo Auditorium.

PARKING: Media may park in the Brian Whalen Parking Complex, off North Virginia Street.

MORE INFO: The Cole C. Campbell Dialogue on Journalism and Democracy was established in 2007 to honor the late dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism, who served from 2004-2007. Campbell’s professional belief that democracy flourishes when the press in engaged in critical dialogue serves as the basis for the program, which is supported by an endowment to further ongoing discussion. The annual event is held in conjunction with Constitution Day.

Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno has an enrollment of more than 17,000 students. The University is home to the state’s medical school and one of the country’s largest study-abroad programs, and offers outreach and education programs in all Nevada counties. For more information, visit www.unr.edu. The University of Nevada, Reno is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education.