Journalism expert to discuss ‘fake news’ as part of Flagler’s Forum series

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Howard Schneider, founding dean of the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University, will be giving a talk titled “Fake news: The difference it makes and how to stop it,” on Thursday, March 23, as part of Flagler College’s Forum on Government and Public Policy series.

Howard Schneider

Howard Schneider

The seasoned journalist will explore the implications of the latest phenomenon and will offer seven useful tips for spotting fake news in the media. Schneider will also report his findings of teaching the topic to 10,000 students at Stony Brook.

Schneider previously served as a reporter and editor at Newsday for more than 35 years and has won eight Pulitzer Prizes. He spearheaded the team that developed the proposal for the State University of New York system’s first and only journalism school in 2006. He is also executive director of Stony Brook’s Center for News Literacy, which teaches students and journalists how to become more discerning news consumers. Prior to his start at Stony Brook in 1980 as an adjunct professor, he taught journalism at Queens College in 1979.

Schneider was the recipient in 2012 of the DeWitt Reddick Award for Public Communications and Journalism Education, granted by the University of Texas. In 2003, he was awarded the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Alumnus Award. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Syracuse University in Journalism and Psychology.

For more than 30 years, the Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy has invited nationally recognized journalists and commentators to St. Augustine to discuss issues of importance in regional, state and federal government. All Forums take place in Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., at 7 p.m. Forums are free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Lynn Francisco at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three days’ notice.

Call (904) 826-8572 or visit here for more information.

 

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