Fake News: panel discussion

January 31, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Billings Public Library, Community Room
Leslie Modrow

What is Fake News?
Why is it important to me?

Billings Public Library, the Billings Library Foundation and MSU-Billings Library present a timely panel discussion on Fake News:

  • Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
  • Time:  6:30 pm
  • Place: BPL Community Room.

Be part of a lively discussion with panelists:

  • Ed Kemmick, editor of the Last Best News,
  • Pat Bellingshausen, Opinion Page Editor for the Billings Gazette
  • Dr. Susan Balter-Reitz, Director of eLearning & Professor of Communication, MSUB Information Technology, Institutional Research, & eLearning
  • Dr. Melissa Boehm, Assistant Professor, MSUB Communication & Theatre
  • Moderator: Gavin Woltjer, Director of the Billings Public Library.

What is Fake News? Why is it important to understand and what does it have to do with me? As we move to a more technology driven society, how do we sort through the news feeds and decide what to read and what to toss? What about our constitutional rights of freedom of speech? What should we believe and who should be responsible for the truth?

Have your questions ready and join these experts to learn more about the facts, impact and future of Fake News.

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