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The Rise of Fake News

July 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

- $20 - $50

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Free, Members
$10, Students
$20, Public

+$30 for included dinner
Dinners MUST be ordered in advance. The deadline for dinner orders is July 12th.

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 to request tickets, please complete this form https://goo.gl/forms/xOW3pzWCEnHgThUs1

About this Event:

Public distrust of the media is at an all time high, and the recent election has brought the term “Fake News” to the forefront of the American political consciousness. There’s no news source (left, right, or center) that has escaped the recent accusations of agenda-advancing or fake news-publishing. How did this climate of distrust and disinformation emerge? What are the standards which should make a news organization credible? Where do politics and journalism collide? Can news be unbiased? What is the difference between between bias and credibility and where is the line between them? What are journalistic ethics and do they blur or clarify that line? How has social media affected the ways Americans receive their news?

Join us for a discussion with Pulitzer-winner Colleen Nelson moderated by WFPL’s Brendan McCarthy, as they tackle these questions and others amid 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.

Brendan McCarthy is managing editor of the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, an investigative newsroom affiliated with 89.3 WFPL News and Louisville Public Media. McCarthy is a veteran newspaper and television investigative reporter. He previously worked as a criminal justice reporter in New Orleans. He was a 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist and won a George Polk Award, a Mike Berger Award and an Emmy, among other honors. He has written for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, the Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe and Philadelphia Inquirer.

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July 18, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$20 - $50
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