Fake News, Tweets and Facts in our Democracy; A Panel Discussion

  Fake News, Tweets and Facts in our Democracy;

A Panel Discussion

Sunday, March 26

4:00

Hopkinton Town Library

 Made possible with support of the Hopkinton Town Library Foundation

And co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Greater Capitol Area

 Panelists

John Greabe Esq.-            UNH School of Law professor with a specialty in constitutional law

John Gfroerer –                producer of over 40 documentaries, many on political topics

Ralph Jimenez –               editorial writer for the Concord Monitor

Dan Barrick –                    news director for NH Public Radio

Liz Tentarelli –                  Facilitator, President LWV of New Hampshire

  • What is “news” in the broadest, highest sense?
  • How does fake news impact the very concept of a democracy?
  • How does the rapidity and “hackability” of social media change the way we view news?
  • Are tweets news?  Are they newsworthy?  Who decided?
  • What is the “wrong news” (e.g. flashy things versus substantive issues)?
  • What is the job of the print and broadcast and print media in providing more complete information about critical issues?
  • How do we protect the free press?

 Free and open to the public

Hopkinton Town Library, 61 Houston Drive, Contoocook          746-3663

For directions go to website:  hopkintontownlibrary.org

WHEN
March 26, 2017 at 4pm - 7pm
WHERE
Hopkinton Public Library
61 Houston Dr
Contoocook, NH 03229
United States
Google map and directions