NPEI Spring 2017 Panel Discussion on Fake News

The panel included:
Jack Zaleski (former editorial page editor of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead)
Mike McFeely (news columnist for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and a talk-show host on 970 WDAY radio of Fargo)
Scott Hennen (radio talk show host)
Carrie Anne Platt (Associate Professor at NDSU Department of Communication)
Robert Mejia (Assistant Professor at NDSU Department of Communication)

Robin Huebner (Journalist at Forum Communication) served as moderator.

When:Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 @ 3:00PM
Where:NDSU Alumni Center (Atrium)

The panel discussed the following questions:
What is fake news?
How is fake news created?
Why do people believe it?
How has it affected the media?
How much does personal interest have to do with it?
Would you make changes to what is going on?
Has the media become polarized? Has that polarization facilitated fake news?
What are the short and long term effects?
Digging down, is there an “ism” attached to what is happening?  If so, is the “ism” a result of people being threatened by changes in their lives, values, etc?

Read more about the panelists at NPEI Panel Discussions