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Named the Collins’ Word of the Year 2017, the term ‘fake news’ is set to appear in the next edition of the Collins’ Dictionary-but can ‘alternative facts’ mean different things to different people?

Paul Wiltshire, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, is a passionate about upholding the truth and society’s trust in storytelling. He presents the case and the need for verified news, and how journalism can and should hold power to account.

A journalist for more than 30 years, Paul is skilled at combining traditional skills with the latest digital storytelling techniques. An enthusiastic blogger, he’ll also be exploring the impact of social media and Google on journalism in a digitised world.



ABOUT PAUL WILTSHIRE

Former deputy editor of The Bath Chronicle, Paul continues to write regularly for regional media and teaches news reporting, media law and politics. Having mentored dozens of journalists he is also regional editor trainer for Local World/Trinity Mirror.

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