To explore this year’s theme, Open for Business: Rethinking Relevance and Reality, we’ve enlisted the expertise of Pablo Calvi, who will be presenting, Hoaxes and news, Twitter and fakes. Checking facts in an Era of Absolute Information. He will be discussing the notions of fact-checking and fact, the role of expert curators —editors, librarians, journalists— and how the advent of the social media as information repository has triggered the same issues of credibility and legitimacy that were raised for the first time in the young American democracy of the Jacksonian era.
Pablo Calvi, the first non-native, English speaker to receive a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship in the history of the Pulitzer Prizes, is an assistant professor at Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism, where he teaches courses in multimedia journalism and Latin American literary journalism. He is the Associate Director for Latin America for the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting.
Calvi received his Ph.D. from Columbia University School of Journalism in 2011. He is a guest lecturer at Columbia University/Universitat de Barcelona master’s program in Barcelona, Spain, and has taught comparative Latin American and Anglo American narrative journalism at the Graduate School of Communications at Sorbonne University in Paris, France.
Calvi is an active, multilingual journalist and author. In the United States, he has worked for the New York Daily News, Grey Magazine, Men’s Journal, Latin Trade and Terra Magazine. His long-form journalism appears in The Believer. In Latin America he has worked for the Argentine newspaper Clarín, Colombian-Mexican magazine Gatopardo and Brazilian multimedia Terra. He was the recipient of the 2010 Greenberg Research Prize for Literary Journalism Studies and the winner of the 2010 CELSA-Sorbonne Writing Fellowship.
He has authored a number of book chapters and academic papers on Latin American literary journalism. His main interests are Latin American narrative journalism, the genre known as crónica, multimedia journalism, and the correlation between democratic societies and the free press.
If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time to do so—register today! The LILRC 25th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future will take place on October 20th and 21st at Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park.