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The Rise of Fake News

July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

- $20 - $50


Free, Members
$10, Students
$20, Public

+$30 for included dinner

Thanks to a generous donation by the William E. Barth Foundation, we are now able to provide a limited number of complimentary tickets for students who wish to attend our World at Home speaker series. If you are an educator or student and would like more information on reserving these tickets, please contact mckenzie.nalley@worldkentucky.org.

About this Event:

Public distrust of the media is at the highest it has ever been, and the recent election has brought the term “Fake News” to the forefront of the American political consciousness. It seems as though every news source from every part of the political spectrum has at some point in the last year and a half been accused of advancing an agenda or publishing fake news. How did this climate of distrust and disinformation emerge? What are the standards which make a news organization credible? Can news be unbiased? What is the difference between between bias and credibility? What comprises journalistic ethics and does that ultimately blur or clarify the line between the two?

Join us as Colleen Nelson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, tackles these questions and others as she explores the drastically changing landscape of American news.

5:30 Reception
6:00 Program
7:30 Dinner

Colleen Nelson is the Editorial Editor for the Kansas City Star. From 2012–2016 she was the White House Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and with them covered both the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections. In 2010 she and two others at the The Dallas Morning News won the Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Writing for their work exploring and exposing economic disparity in Dallas.

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July 18
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$20 - $50
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