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The Media Society & The SPA: Fake News - Inside the Problem and How to Fix...
Wed 1 March 2017, 18:30 – 21:30 GMT
When was the last time you saw someone share a news story you had doubts about?
Fake news has become one of the leading discussions of 2016 - but just how did we get to place where fantasy was so readily accepted as fact, and more importantly, what do we do to fix it?
Jointly hosted by the Student Publication Association and The Media Society, we'll be hosting an evening of debate with some of those at the forefront of the fight against it.
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- James Ball is a special correspondent for BuzzFeed UK and has spoken extensively on fake news. His next book, 'Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered the World', is out in July.
- Megan Lucero is the Director of the Data Lab at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. She formerly was head of data journalism at the Times.
- Alastair Reid is currently the managing editor of First Draft News, which works with international outlets such as The New York Times, Google, PA and others on how to verify events on social media.
Further speaker details to be announced shortly. Tickets £5 for students and SPA members, free for City staff and students and £10 for Media Society Members.