Coping with #FakeNews: The State of Media in 2018 Tue, Jan 23, 2018 — 5:00PM

Registration at 5 PM with panel discussion at 5:30 PM

As we embark on a new year, the phenomenon of fake news continues to rally national and international attention. With implications for our political, financial and social systems, what ethics considerations are in play? How pervasive and influential is fake news in a modern society where social media, soundbites, and ever-shorter attention spans make up “the new normal”? These questions and others will be addressed by a Madison Club forum of journalism experts willing to dissect the topic of fake news and its influence on public opinion, responsible news writing, and the challenges to consuming, evaluating, and interpreting the news.

The panel will be moderated by Jeff Mayers, President of Wispolitics.com. Other participants include:

• Kathleen Bartzen Culver, Director of the Center for Journalism Ethics and the James E. Burgess Chair in Journalism Ethics for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication.
• Paul Fanlund, Editor and Executive Publisher of The Capital Times.
• Jessica Arp, Assistant News Director and Reporter for WISC-TV.

There is no fee to attend this forum, but seating is limited. Please RSVP here: https://fakenews2018.eventbrite.com. Madison Club members and non-members are welcome to attend.

A cash bar will be available for drinks before and after the panel discussion. Dining reservations in Churchill's are available post-event by calling the front desk: 608- 255-4861.