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Let's Talk About: Fake News


Let's Talk about: Fake News

Misinformation. Dismissal of facts. Bogus viral reports. Navigate the current information crisis and get to the truth with guidance from political and journalistic experts.
Sunday, November 19, 2017                      
1-2:30 p.m. | Central Library

Registration is full. Those who had yet to register will be seated as space allows. 

All Let's Talk About events are recorded. Please inform us at the door if you wish not to be filmed. Space will be provided.

About the discussion panelists


Lilia Luciano

Lilia Luciano, ABC10

Lilia Luciano is an ABC10 investigative reporter. Prior she led coverage of a number of high-profile news stories and reported for "NBC Nightly News," "The Today Show," MSNBC, The Weather Channel, CNBC and Telemundo. She has also worked as a host on several VICE platforms. In 2013, she received a GLAAD award for her Huffington Post column about homophobia in media. Recent reporting by Luciano.


Chris Nichols

Chris Nichols, Politifact Reporter for Capital Public Radio

Chris Nichols is the PolitiFact California reporter for Capital Public Radio. For the past 12 years, Chris has worked as a government and politics reporter at newspapers across California. Most recently, he covered the Capitol for the San Diego Union-Tribune. Previously, he worked at the North County Times in Escondido, the Lodi News-Sentinel, and the Sonora Union-DemocratRecent reporting by Nichols.

Kim NalderKim Nalder, Ph.D., Project for an Informed Electorate

Professor Nalder is the executive director of CalSpeaks and the founding director of the Project for an Informed Electorate, both programs of the Institute for Social Research at Sacramento State. Her current and recent research is on misinformation, voter knowledge, news coverage of elections, and the culture wars. Recent reporting by Dr. Nalder.


Dia PenningModerated by Dia Penning from World Trust

Dia Penning is the director of curriculum and education at World Trust and has designed curriculum for the San Francisco Arts Commission and Columbia College Department of Cultural Affairs in Chicago. She works with teams to relieve their fear of change by offering transformative and creative ways for educators to engage people in community building. She has 15+ years as an expert facilitator.


Special note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Kristin Belden with the Center for Investigative Reporting is no longer able to participate in the discussion.  


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fact check the news

News and issues from multiple perspectives.
Monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.
Fact check claims made by politicians with the “Truth-o-meter.” 
Check hoaxes, urban legends, and other popular stories for accuracy. 
Reverse-search images to find where they appear on the Internet, and whether they are being used to mislead the people.
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