Fake News, Tweets and Facts in our Democracy;
A Panel Discussion
Sunday, March 26
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
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
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61 Houston Dr
Contoocook, NH 03229
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