Separating Facts from Fake News

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:30pm-9:30pm

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Sponsored by the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation and Duke University

In a 24/7 news cycle, information (both fact and fake) flows at an dizzying speed. How do you separate the news from the noise? This special Poynter event will explore the rise of fake news and its implications in the digital age.

Our panel includes:

  • David Folkenflik, media correspondent for NPR News
  • Dylan Byers, a senior media reporter for CNN Media and CNN Politics
  • Indira Lakshmanan, the Newmark Chair in Journalism Ethics at The Poynter Institute
  • Bill Adair, the Knight professor of journalism and public policy, Duke University, and creator of PolitiFact

This program is one of the planned community conversations as part of the institute’s annual speaker series.

Join us for the dinner and conversation for $75, or attend the conversation for $25. All tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To purchase, please use the shopping cart at right.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Please contact Elisa Jackson, executive director of the Poynter Foundation, at (727) 553-4676 to discuss options. Elisa can also be reached via email at

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Where: The Poynter Institute, 801 Third Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida, 33701

When: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Reception at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., conversation at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $75 for the Reception, Dinner and Community Conversation. $25 for the Community Conversation.