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‘Have They Got News for You? The future of journalism in a post-truth world’
February 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm£31434306858
You are invited to a debate this Thursday, 9 February, at the Priory Street Centre, York (7-9pm):
“Fake news, and the proliferation of raw opinion that passes for news, is creating confusion, punching holes in what is true, causing a kind of fun-house effect that leaves the reader doubting everything, including real news.” Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times 6 December 2016
“You are fake news” Donald Trump to CNN’s Jim Acosta, press conference 11 January 2017
“The truth is always trying to catch up with a fake news story.” Damian Collins, Chair, Commons Culture Committee (Telegraph, 14 January 2017)
How can we make sense of what’s going on in the world when fake news abounds? Who can we trust when opinions are valued over facts? This first Glass Half Full debate invites news professionals to offer their insights and share opinions on what the future holds for journalism in a post truth world. Questions will be invited from the floor afterwards. Book through Eventbrite link: