LEWIS invites you to…
Defining Journalism in a Post-Truth Era
Fake news is not a new phenomenon. But, the era of web-generated fake news has seriously challenged journalistic norms. A panel of renowned journalists will discuss what this proliferation of misinformation means for the news industry including:
- How publications and reporters can maintain credibility in a post-truth era.
- How attacks on the free press have increased the pressure on traditional news outlets to defend themselves and find new ways to reach their target audiences.
- Whether facts still matter and the incentives for spreading misinformation, disinformation, lies, fantasies and propaganda.
- The ability of tech companies and news sites to contain this flood of inaccuracy without bias or censorship.
- The challenges and opportunities this era of distrust create for credible news outlets and reporters.
Brook Van Dam – Associate director and faculty director of MPS in Journalism at Georgetown University
Lauren Gambino – National reporter for Guardian US
Sara Fischer – Media reporter for Axios
Molly Ball – Staff writer covering U.S. politics for The Atlantic
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Panel discussion followed by audience Q&A
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