Orlando Sentinel’s Jeff Weiner
March 17, 2017
It’s one of President Donald Trump’s most-used epithets for the mainstream press, but what actually constitutes “fake news,” and how can readers spot what’s real?
That’s the subject of a panel discussion next week at The Woman’s Club of Winter Park, hosted by the Orange County League of Women Voters and the First Amendment Foundation.
Tickets cost $15 and are available at FloridaFAF.org.
The discussion, titled “Fake News vs. Real News — How To Tell The Difference,” begins 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the club, which is located at 419 S. Interlachen Ave. in Winter Park.
Richard Foglesong, a Rollins College political science professor, will moderate panelists Joshua Gillin, of PolitiFact Florida; Beth Kassab, of the Orlando Sentinel; and Anthony Colarossi, of WFTV-Channel 9.
“Criticism of the press has skyrocketed in recent months with journalists being refused access to events or denied the chance to ask questions at news conferences, threatening many of our First Amendment rights,” the event’s organizers said in a press release. [READ MORE]