Roger Tatarian Symposium to look at how to put ‘fake news in the rear view mirror’

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The Roger Tatarian Symposium, “Putting Fake News in the Rear View Mirror: How the Media Can Win Back the Trust of all Americans,” will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Fresno State Satellite Student Union. The program is free and open to the public. Parking is $4 in lots P16 or P6.

Stephen Engelberg, editor-in-chief of ProPublica, will be the keynote speaker at a major conference next month at Fresno State on fake news and the media. The media panel will include Sewell Chan, deputy managing editor of the Los Angeles Times; Juliet Williams, Northern California news editor for The Associated Press, and Scott Wilson, senior national correspondent for the Washington Post.

Fresno State’s Department of Media, Communications and Journalism, the College of Arts and Humanities and the Institute for Media and Public Trust will co-host the symposium. The Roger Tatarian Endowed Chair in Journalism was established in honor of the late Fresno State professor and former editor in chief of United Press International. The Roger Tatarian Symposium is held annually on campus.

For more information, visit mediaandpublictrust.com

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