Fake News is the Focus on March 21

Trust in the news media and government is historically low. So-called “fake news” is distorting our ability to make sense of the world around us. The President says the media is the “enemy of the people.” To put all this into perspective, Sims Library and Phi Kappa Phi will host a panel discussion titled Breaking Fake News: Finding Truth Amid Alternative Facts on Tuesday, March 21, at 2 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre.

“Our goal is to help people navigate the current news climate,” said Eric Johnson, Sims Library Director. “This will be a lively and entertaining session that we hope will make it easier to discern the facts in an age of unreliable news.” The panel will also discuss “filter bubbles,” and other pitfalls of getting all your news from social media.

Panelists include communication professors, Dr. Joe Burns, Dr. Joe Mirando, and Dr. Claire Procopio, and information literacy instructor, Dr. Stephen Sanders. Dayne Sherman will serve as moderator.

The public is welcome to attend. However, you must get a visitors’ parking pass from the University Police Department.

For more information, contact: Angie Balius at angie.balius@Southeastern.edu or 985-549-3898.

Monday, March 13, 2017 12:50:43 PM CDT