SGSP Dean participates in training workshops for Finnish Journalists
School of Global Studies and Partnerships’ Dean Randy Kluver was a featured speaker at a training workshop for senior Finnish journalists March 16 in Helsinki, Finland.
The event, co-organized by the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Foundation at Harvard University and a Finnish media network, focused on the role fake news in journalism. The workshop featured academic speakers from Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Exeter, and more, as well as senior Finnish journalists from the nation’s top media companies, including YLE, Helsingen Sanomat, and others.
Dr. Kluver’s talk showcased recent research he has completed with OSU School of Media & Strategic Communications’ Assistant Professor Skye Cooley on geopolitical narratives in global media.
Participants also discussed Finland’s public diplomacy efforts with senior officials from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Defense.
The training workshop was held at the Government Banquet House, or “Smolna,” originally built as a private palace in the 19th century, and later became the official house of the Governor General of Finland. Today, Smolna is used primarily for government receptions and events.