Thursday, September 27, 2018
7 – 8:30 pm
Accusations of “fake news” have dominated the national news cycle for the last two years. Misinformation runs rampant on social media and erodes the public’s trust in traditional media. This is not a new problem. Political distortion of truth characterizes much of America’s press history.
Join veteran journalist Enrique Cerna as he moderates an important community conversation with historians and media experts that explores how to find the facts amid the fiction.
- David Horsey, Pulitzer Prize-winning Political Cartoonist
- Di Zhang, Librarian at the Seattle Public Library and creator of the Fake News Survival Guide
- Jevin West, Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Information School and co-developer of the new course Calling BS
- Marcus Harrison Green, Staff Reporter at the Seattle Times and co-founder of the South Seattle Emerald
Presented in partnership with King County TV.
Complimentary childcare available during the program by advance registration for children ages 4 and up.
Sign Language Interpretation is available upon request. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org two weeks prior to the program in order to request an ASL interpreter.
A limited number of FM system and neck loop Assistive Listening Devices are available for this program. To reserve an ALS, please contact the Public Programs Department at email@example.com.
Save the date for Taking Action: The Reality of Fake News: What can you do to stop the spread of fake news? Find out during Taking Action: The Reality of Fake News, an October drop-in companion program offering ways to take action in response this important Community Conversation.
Cost: $5 for MOHAI members / $10 general public