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Public invited to ‘Fake News’ symposium at UT Nov. 15

The Independent Collegian and Zeta Phi Eta at The University of Toledo are hosting an event titled “Fake News: An Interdisciplinary Approach” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in the Thompson Student Union Auditorium.

The free, public symposium features professionals in the fields of law, journalism and political science on the nature of “fake news,” how to distinguish between fact and fiction, and the effect it has on society.

“Our purpose is to inform students and community members about the importance of news coverage, how to identify reliable sources and debunk myths regarding journalism,” Areeba Shah, editor-in-chief of the Independent Collegian, said. “We hope this event educates individuals and allows them to understand journalism in a more in-depth capacity.”

Speakers include Nolan Rosenkrans, reporter for The Blade; Dr. Sam Nelson, chair of the UT Department of Political Science and Public Administration; Dee Drummond, associate lecturer in the UT Department of Communication; Brigette Burnett, host and producer of the “Daily Downtown” on Buckeye Broadband; and Kristen Schnerer, social studies teacher at Start High School who pioneered a class on Media and Politics.

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