Alternative Facts or Just Not True

For its fourth major “issues” event this summer, the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County is inviting the public to a FREE panel discussion on another serious and oh-so-timely subject:

FAKE NEWS

(Alternative Facts or Just Not True)

August 12 in West Palm Beach

 

This important and informative panel discussion will be held from 9 to 11 am at the Palm Beach Post Auditorium, 2751 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach (the southwest corner of Dixie and Belvedere Road). Atlantis. While there is no cost to attend this event, interested people are encouraged to register in advance online at www.lwvpbc.org.

The expert speakers at this upcoming event include:

+ Howard Goodman, Editorial Writer at The Palm Beach Post

Quote: “Here is a paraphrase from a book by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosensteil, but I believe it: ‘The essence of journalism is a discipline of verification. Anything else is just entertainment, propaganda, fiction or art.’”

+ Panel Moderator Joyce Reingold, Former Publisher of the Palm Beach Daily News

Quote: “I’m looking forward to exploring this urgent issue with our panel of news professionals. So called ‘fake news’ – misinformation, disinformation – is nothing new, but its potential for harm today is unprecedented, as we’re witnessing on an almost daily basis.”

+ Brett Sandala, Founder of Ocean Drive Social, a modern brand consulting firm specializing in social media marketing and online branding

Quote: “The infamous fake news of our last election cycle was not a new phenomenon, but a perfect storm of hyper-partisan politics, social media, and our modern online news culture. Prominent news outlets have edged into tabloidism for years in search of wider audiences and viral content – largely setting the stage for the purveyors of fake news.”

+ Brian Williams, former Managing Editor of the National Enquirer

Quote: “As a former editor of the National Enquirer, I can’t tell you the joy I feel when the New York Times and the Washington Post and network news are all accused of reporting ‘fake news’. What’s next, alien sightings?”

This special presentation by the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County is underwritten by Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath.

 

The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County is a nonpartisan political organization of women and men of all ages and backgrounds, encouraging informed and active participation in government through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that voting is a fundamental citizen right that must be guaranteed. For more information, please visit www.lwvpbc.org or www.facebook.com/lwvpbc.