Fake News and the Free Press

September 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Flaherty Community Room (204 Basile Hall)

Freedom of the press, enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, has been described as the cornerstone of democracy; however, what happens in a political environment where professional journalists working to provide the most verifiable information possible are referred to as “enemies of the people” by the President of the United States? Why is the American media so distrusted? And why do so many cling to “facts” that are verifiably false? Associate Professor of Journalism Joe Sheller explores these questions and the role of the press in politics.

This event is part of the 2017 Fall Faculty Series — Divided We Fall: Finding Common Ground in a Fractured Age.

Associate Professor of Communication Joseph Sheller is an experienced journalist with with expertise in media history

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