Share Truth Campaign and Media Ethics Talk with Journalist John Stoll

Rochester Hills Public Library Presents Journalist John Stoll

As mainstream news outlets have their credibility challenged and some politicians have been caught in lies, librarians are advocating for information literacy. As part of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Share Truth campaign, Wall Street Journal Detroit Bureau Chief John Stoll will present on media ethics Tuesday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m.

John Stoll WSJ

John Stoll WSJ

As the Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal in Detroit, Stoll oversees and edits global automotive coverage for the news giant. Most notably, Stoll is known for his breaking coverage of the bankruptcies that changed the layout for Detroit’s big three, the automotive industry, and Michigan as a whole.

“The only currency a reporter has with the public is the trust he earns,” says Stoll. “I want to help the audience understand the history and process behind how real journalists go about covering the issues people care about.”

Inviting journalists to speak on ethics in media is only one part of the campaign. Share Truth has offered classes that teach participants how to determine the credibility of news stories and asks people to pledge not to share news they know is false at

“Having the ability to evaluate the credibility of information you consume on a daily basis is crucial to making good decisions in all aspects of life, from what you eat to who you vote for,” says Community Relations Specialist Amanda Harrison Keighley.

Registration for the Ethics in Media event is available online at Please sign up in advance as space will be limited.

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