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Double Trouble: The Problem with 'Fake News'

Date:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
London Public Library, Central Branch
Room: Wolf Performance Hall
251 Dundas Street
London, ON
Cost:
Free

Western University’s Faculty of Information & Media Studies and Library and Archives Canada Present:

The Problem with ‘Fake News’

Description:
What is the problem with ‘fake news’? This panel brings together a journalist, an academic, and an archivist in a lively discussion on the question, moderated by Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada. Panelists will consider key issues such as: What is ‘fake news’, and should we even be using the term? Is the problem not ‘fake news’, but rather mistrust of media in the context of a larger democratic crisis? Can history support us in identifying and responding to the manipulated narratives that characterize ‘fake news’? Join our panel of experts as they respond to these timely questions.

Moderator: Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada

Panelists:

Jennifer Anderson, Archivist, Science, Environment and Economy, Archives Division, Library and Archives Canada

Kathy English, Asper Fellow, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University and Public Editor, Toronto Star

Alison Hearn, Associate Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University

Register now by visiting: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/about-us/events/Pages/2018/double-trouble.aspx

Registration is encouraged but not required to attend.

Host:
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Contact:
Karen Kueneman
kueneman@uwo.ca


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