Double Trouble: The Problem with ‘Fake News’

Double Trouble: The Problem with Fake News 

Library and Archives Canada and Western University’s Faculty of Information & Media Studies invite you to a moderated discussion as part of the series Double Trouble: The Problem with ‘Fake News’. Other events in the series will take place in other cities in the coming year.

This event brings together a journalist, an academic and an archivist for a lively discussion, moderated by Librarian and Archivist of Canada Guy Berthiaume, on the phenomenon of ‘fake news’. Panelists will consider key issues such as: What is ‘fake news’, and should we even be using the term? Is the problem not ‘fake news’, but rather mistrust of media in the context of a larger democratic crisis? Can history support us in identifying and responding to the manipulated narratives that characterize ‘fake news’? Join our panel of experts as they respond to these timely questions.

Moderator: Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada

Panelists: Jennifer Anderson, Archivist, Science, Environment and Economy, Archives
Division, Library and Archives Canada
Kathy English, Asper Fellow, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University and Public Editor, Toronto Star
Alison Hearn, Associate Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Wolf Performance Hall, London Public Library, 251 Dundas Street, London, Ontario
Registration: Registration is free. However, seating is limited, so please register below.

Download the event poster (PDF 3,115 KB)

For more information about this event, please email bac.invitation.lac@bac-lac.gc.ca.

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