"Fake News and Alternative Facts" Keynote Panel
March 29, 2017
Robert J. Orchard Stage
Join the School of Communication for "Fake News and Alternative Facts: The Role of Universities, Journalism, and Political Communication in Preserving Democracy," an important event around issues of media ethics, journalistic responsibility, and civility in political discourse. The distinguished panel will also talk about the role universities and colleges play in educating students and citizens in a democratic society.
Confirmed speakers include Tom Ashbrook, host of NPR's On Point; Steve Adler, president and editor-in-chief of Reuters; Peter Casey, director of news and programming for CBS Radio/WBZ Boston; and Katie Kingsbury, director of digital content for the Boston Globe. Click here to learn more about our panel. The panel will be moderated by Janet Wu, former CBS and NBC anchor and reporter, and current faculty in Emerson's Journalism Department. President Lee Pelton will open the event and introduce the speakers.
In addition to the evening keynote panel, the School of Communication is also organizing a series of activities in the afternoon, as part of a planned "Teach-In" event. Click here for more information.