Fake News/Real News: What’s the Difference?
Panel of Communications Professionals
November 9, 2017, 7 p.m.
Blount County Public Library
From the Library’s News Release (October 30, 2017)
How do we determine what is true and what is false in the news that we hear and see daily? The League of Women Voters of Blount County has invited a panel of experienced journalists and communication professionals to share their knowledge with the public.
Fake News/Real News: What’s the Difference? panelists will talk about how they as professionals determine if news is accurate on Thursday, November 9, at 7 p.m. at the Blount County Public Library. These journalists and communication professionals will also share tips on how the viewing audience can determine the accuracy of the news and whether it is real or fake.
- Rachel McClelland, Director of Commuications for the University of Tennessee School of Law and teacher in the College of Communications.
- Deborah Fisher, Executive Director of the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government and former senior editor for The Tennessean,
- Melissa Erickson, Multi-platform producer at WBIR-TV and former reporter with The Daily Times, and
- Thomas Fraser, Senior Content Specialist with Ripley Public Relations.
K.C. Williams, Blount County Public Library Director, will facilitate the program.
The public is invited to attend this program which will help attenders be better equipped to distinguish between truth and fiction as we read or hear news content each day.
This program is hosted by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. For further information about library programs or services, call the library at (865) 982-0981 or visit the Web site at www.blounttn.org/197/