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Information Distortion: Fake News, Social Media and the Backlash with Jack Speer and Alan Rosenblatt

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Description: The Johns Hopkins University MA in Communication Program invites you to join us for a lively discussion on Information Distortion: Fake News, Social Media and the Backlash!
In today’s digital marketplace of information and journalism, who can separate fact from fiction and truth from lies? This webinar will discuss the evolution of journalism in the wake of “fake news,” aggression against journalists that threatens the First Amendment and its impact on information dissemination, and the complex nexus of social media in the realm of public relations and various news sources. Examples from various contexts in the USA and globally will be featured.
Jack Speer is a newscaster at NPR in Washington, D.C. In this role he reports, writes, edits and produces live hourly updates airing during NPR programming. Prior to joining the Newscast Unit in 2007, Speer was a correspondent with NPR’s Business Desk. For nearly a decade he covered the nation’s top business and economic news. In addition to his broadcast work, Speer is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Carey School of Business where his areas of expertise include crisis communications and media convergence. Jack has a BA in Communications from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Journalism from the University of Maryland.
Alan Rosenblatt, Ph.D. is a digital/social media strategist, professor & thought leader and Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy at turner4D. He is a regular columnist at SocialMediaToday.com and co-founder/host of the Internet Advocacy Roundtable. Alan taught the first college course on digital politics, created the Center for American Progress’s social media program, and trained nearly 20,000 people across the world in digital/social media strategy. Alan has a Ph.D. in Political Science. He teaches digital political strategy at Johns Hopkins University.
Contact Phone: 202.452.1940
Contact E-mail: aapinfo@jhu.edu
Starts On: 11 Jul 2017 05:30 PM ET
Ends On: 11 Jul 2017 06:30 PM ET
Address: Online
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