"Fake News" and the Future of Journalism in the Digital Age

January 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm America/Toronto Timezone
140 McLaughlin College, Senior Common Room
77 McLaughlin Rd
North York, ON M3J
Vicky Carnevale
416 736-2100 ext. 33824
"Fake News" and the Future of Journalism in the Digital Age @ 140 McLaughlin College, Senior Common Room | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Theories of democratic citizenship often idealize news as an essential source of information for rational public debate. ‘Fake news’ – however defined – challenges this ideal and raises questions about the future of democracy. Social media have created a new public sphere that after a promising start, some argue, has been polluted by fake news. How should we understand fake news? How dangerous is it? Can traditional journalism – with its professional norms of verification, balance and impartiality – provide an antidote to fake news? In what ways can journalism reinvent itself to compete more effectively for attention and regain public trust?

Poster: Fred Fletcher_Poster_ Jan. 18_2018

Speaker: Fred Fletcher
Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time: 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College

For further information, please contact Vicky Carnevale at: x: 33824 or vcarneva@yorku.ca

Hosted by the Office of the Head of McLaughlin College.