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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2018
Contact: Wendy Malloy
Museum of History & Industry PR
wendy.malloy@mohai.org
206 324 1126 Ext. 150

Join Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) For a Community Conversation About the Reality of Fake News on Thursday, September 27.

September 1, 2018

Two-Time Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist David Horsey, Seattle Times Reporter Marcus Green, Seattle Public Librarian Di Zhang, and Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Jevin West, weigh in on this critical discussion

Community Conversation: The Reality of Fake News

Sept. 27, 7 – 8:30 pm

$5 for MOHAI members / $10 general public

SEATTLE, WA– 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.

Join us at MOHAI on Sept. 27, for Community Conversation: The Reality of Fake News, as we try to define and spot fake news with David Horsey, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist, columnist, and political commentator for the Los Angeles Times; Marcus Green, South King County reporter for the Seattle Times; Di Zhang, librarian for the Seattle Public Library; and Jevin West, assistant professor at the University of Washington. Journalist and television personality, Enrique Cerna, will moderate the conversation.

Guests are encouraged to preregister for this event as we expect to sell out early. Complimentary childcare is available during the program by advance registration for children ages 4 and up.

As a catalyst for our community, MOHAI strives to promote the region’s well-being through the exploration of our past, present and future,” said Leonard Garfield, MOHAI’s Executive Director. “In recent years, a surge in fake news has emerged as a major issue.” But this is not a new problem. Political distortion of truth characterizes much of America’s press history.

Presented in partnership with King County TV.

Save the date for a free companion program on Oct. 2 in response to this important Community Conversation at MOHAI’s South Lake Café. Learn how to Identify fake news during Taking Action: The Reality of Fake News Please visit mohai.org for information.

Details about Community Conversation: The Reality of Fake News, can be found in the museum’s online calendar at mohai.org, on Facebook, or by calling  (206) 324-1126, ext. 126. Be sure to tag us (#MOHAI) on Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT MOHAI

MOHAI is dedicated to enriching lives through preserving, sharing, and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region, and the nation. As the largest private heritage organization in the State of Washington; the museum engages communities through interactive exhibits, online resources, and award-winning public and youth education programs. For more information about MOHAI, please visit mohai.org, or call (206) 324-1126. Facebook: facebook.com/seattlehistory Twitter: @MOHAI.

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