Last month, inewsource joined San Diego State University in sponsoring “Truth, Lies & Ethics in Times of Crisis,” a public forum and debate about how citizens can hold their government accountable to provide honest and essential information.

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Is it ever alright for the government to lie? To tell only part of the truth? Is it a problem that public relations professionals outnumber journalists today four to one? How can we feel confident that we’re getting the real story about such vital topics as ebola?

These were some of the questions tackled by the panel, which was moderated by inewsource reporter Joanne Faryon. Nearly 200 students and members of the public attended…

Read more and watch the video from the event

Brad Racino is the assistant editor and senior investigative reporter at inewsource. He's a big fan of transparency, whistleblowers and government agencies forgetting to redact key information from FOIA requests. Brad received his master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri...