Sometimes the stories are made up, like “Pope Francis endorses Donald Trump.” Sometimes they’re politicians’ spin, like dueling claims of lawmakers in Tallahassee and Gov. Rick Scott over money for economic development. And sometimes, they’re flat-out lies. As more and more of us expand our news sources – going beyond newspapers and broadcast media to websites, Facebook and Twitter — we’re running into more and more stories that raise questions. Fake News? Real news? Something in between? And how do you tell the difference?
FAF Presents: Fake News vs. Real News – and how to tell the difference
Join the First Amendment Foundation and our various partners – the League of Women Voters of Florida, the Tallahassee Democrat, PolitiFact – for an evening with professionals including a reporter from PolitiFact, which won a Pulitzer Prize for its fact-checking, and a newspaper and a broadcast media editor, who’ll talk about what you can do to identify where a story comes from, and what’s behind it.
Dates & Locations:
- Tuesday March 21, 6:30pm – Winter Park [CLICK HERE for Event Details & Tickets]
- Monday March 27, 7pm – Tallahassee [CLICK HERE for Event Details & Tickets]
- Thursday March 30, 2017, 7pm – St. Petersburg [CLICK HERE for Event Details & Tickets]
- Wednesday May 3, 6pm – Ft. Lauderdale [CLICK HERE for Event Details & Tickets]
Panelists and moderators vary by location. Please check your local event for details!