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Fake news: Inside the problem and how to fix it




Joint event with The Media Society andThe Student Publication Association

When was the last time you saw someone share a news story you had doubts about?

Fake news has become one of the leading discussions of 2017 - but just how did we get to place where fantasy was so readily accepted as fact, and more importantly, what do we do to fix it?

Join us for an evening of debate with some of those at the forefront of the fight against it.

Confirmed Speakers

  • James Ball is a special correspondent for BuzzFeed UK and has spoken extensively on fake news. His next book, 'Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered the World', is out in July. @jamesrbuk
  • Alastair Reid is a digital journalist specialising in social media, UGC and investigating misinformation. Until recently he was managing editor at First Draft News. @ajreid
  • Megan Lucero, from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. @Megan_Lucero

Chaired by Jonathan Hewett, Pathway Director, Interactive & Newspaper Journalism. @jonhew

Booking is via The Media Society. All City staff, students and stakeholders may attend this event for free. Enter 'city' in the Promotional Code box on the Book Tickets screen when you register.

The panel will be followed by a networking reception kindly sponsored by Gorkana

Please note, doors at 6.30pm. The discussion will now start at 7pm.

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When & where

6.30pm - 8.00pmWednesday 1st March 2017

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

Contact Details

City Events Team

+44 (0)20 7040 8037

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