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May 23, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Eugene Public Library
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
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"Fake News" at the Library

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

UO Journalism professors explain why "fake news" matters and how to fight it.

Explore the current debate about news and democracy at "Fake News: Why It Matters and How to Fight It" with University of Oregon journalism professors Damian Radcliffe and Peter Laufer. These information experts will offer historical insights, contemporary analysis, and practical tools to empower the public in telling fact from fiction.

Peter Laufer is the James Wallace Chair Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. An international news correspondent and award-winning author, he has written over 18 books, produced several documentaries for NBC News, and consulted on National Geographic, Washington Monthly, and Mother Jones radio programs.

Damian Radcliffe is the Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon and a fellow of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. A regular contributor to the BBC, Huffington Post, and others, he writes about digital trends, social media, technology, the business of media, and the evolution of journalism.