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Fake News! National Media is Failing to Tell the Right Story About Jobs

The need to tell the story of the future of work has never been more urgent. This is the most massive reskilling of our workforce and rethinking of our education system this country, and the world, has faced in a century. That’s because the evolution of the global economy, and the change in the skills needed to compete and succeed in that new economy, has never been more dramatic. This is the most massive reskilling of our workforce and rethinking of our education system this country, and the world, has faced in a century. The impact of rapid advances in technology is being felt across all business sectors—from data analysis to cyber security to manufacturing to healthcare. Jobs are changing. The demand for highly-skilled workers is growing. Thousands of jobs are going unfilled. Thousands of people don’t have the skills to fill them. So, why isn’t everyone talking about it? Why isn’t the media focused on it? We are talking about real people, real businesses, and real futures. These are our employers, employees, consumers, friends, and family. We need to tell their stories.

Moderator: Joan Lynch, Chief Content and Programming Officer, Working Nation

Panelists/Participants

• Hari Sreenivasan, Anchor, PBS NewsHour

• Scott Cohn, Journalist, CNBC

• Akiko Fujita, Anchor/Reporter, YahooFinance

• Paul Fain, Editor, Inside Higher Ed

ASU+GSV 2019