March 21 Wednesday

Poynter Speaker: Fake news, Bogus Science, and Bad Math: A journalist's advice for cutting through BS

  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 12:10PM - 1:00PM
  • Room 128
  • Open To The Public
  • Canceled
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"Fake news" is all the rage nowadays, but it's an issue with a long history. Much of Charles Seife's career has been devoted to distinguishing real from fake -- real news from fake news, good science from bad, useful numbers from bogus ones. In this talk, he'll discuss some prominent cases of misconduct, fraud, and other forms of deception that he's encountered and describe tools that he uses to sniff them out.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

ISP, Poynter, Knight LAMP