Brave News World (6:30-9:00pm on April 18, 2017)

Making Sense of News & Information in the Digital Age

The importance of journalism and a free press is one of the pillars of a democratic society. But what is “real” and what is “fake” when absolutely everything can be questioned? The news has never been more important, but at the same time, confidence and viewership of traditional news sources is declining, while emerging media, crowd-sourced news and digital sharing is on the rise. Consumers are bombarded with “alternative facts,” misleading advertising, hoaxes, and politically-slanted humor. Join this event for a panel discussion that explores the reliability of different information sources and learn how we can make better informed judgments as we sift through the onslaught of information rushing at us 24×7.

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