"Media in the Minefield: Do You Trust Your News?"


Join us October 24 for a lively discussion on Fake News and how to navigate today’s bewildering media minefield. Presented by the Columbia Alumni Association of Michigan and the Detroit Press Club, “Media in the Minefield: Do You Trust Your News?” features the new editor of the Detroit Free Press and a roster of academic and journalistic sources to help analyze and explore the current problems journalists face and what consumers should be aware of as they choose their news sources. Here’s the line up:

Chuck Stokes, WXYZ-TV Director of Editorial & Public Affairs and alumnus of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, will moderate the discussion with our expert media panel:

- Peter Bhatia, Editor, The Detroit Free Press, and a multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. 
- Richard Burr, Politics and Government Editor, The Detroit News.
- Jack Lessenberry, head of Wayne State University’s journalism program and senior news analyst for Michigan Public Radio.
- Jo Angela Oehrli, University of Michigan, who teaches, “Fake News, Lies, and Propaganda: How to Sort Fact from Fiction."

The event is at Grand Circus, an independent school that teaches software coding. Many locals refer to this as the “whale building” because of the huge graphic painted on its east wall. Grand Circus (Woodward entrance), Broderick Tower, Fourth Floor, 1570 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour and refreshments on the Fourth Floor. Grand Circus is offering tours at this time to see their facility. Discussion follows at 7 p.m. with questions from the audience. Event ends at 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $10 per person.

See map below for available parking. Seating is limited. Register now and purchase your tickets at the link below. Please be advised: The deadline for registration is Friday, October 20. For more information please e-mail [email protected].

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October 24, 2017 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Grand Circus (Woodward entrance)

1570 Woodward Ave
Broderick Tower - Fourth Floor
Detroit, MI 48226
United States

Bob Giles

Eric Hood

Will you come?

$10.00 "Media in the Minefield: Do You Trust Your News?" "Media in the Minefield: Do You Trust Your News?"