Ethics, Æsthetics, Ecology, Education

The Missing H

The Missing H

The Missing H is an OICR initiative that, as part of the Institute’s emphasis on new journalism and new documentary, will involve the training of groups of citizen journalists across the country in fact-checking, documentation, research design and methods, and means of distinguishing the real from the fake, with workshops led by an array of leaders and professionals drawn from the ranks of major publications and research-driven organizations across the country.  The full ramifications of the inability to distinguish between truth and falsehood have now become clear and undeniable, and many agree that if the current confusion continues, democracy itself—and, indeed, any kind of civic culture—will become difficult if not impossible to sustain.  We need a new and updated version of what used to be called “civics” (only a handful of states now require such courses), not just more classes on college and career readiness.