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Fake News The rise of alternate facts & what we can do about it
March 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fake news is nothing new. As early as the 6th Century, officials were churning out misinformation to discredit the Emperor. In 18th Century London, scandal sheets printed gossip to manipulate public opinion. But in the age of the Internet, today’s government-endorsed fake news could have wider reach and implications.
Meet our Panel
• Kris Worrell, Executive Editor and Vice President, The Press of Atlantic City
• Dr. Jacob C. Farbman, Director of Communications for the NJ Council of County Colleges and adjunct professor, Communication Studies Department, The College of New Jersey
• Elinor Comlay, International Journalist and Co-founder of the news website, Route 40