The second annual event in the Dr. Florence Seldin “Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport” Speaker Series was held October 14. Our speakers discussed how misinformation is spread and what we as consumers of news can do to protect ourselves from it and ensure that we ourselves are not disseminating it. The importance of local news media in this process, and sustaining local media, was also discussed.
Dr. Joan Donovan, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Emerging Media Studies at Boston University's College of Communications and Past Director of the Technology and Social Change Project at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Dan Kennedy, Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University, nationally known media commentator, and familiar face as a frequent past panelist on Beat The Press on WGBH TV.
See his website, https://whatworks.news focusing, with Ellen Clegg, on local new media.