CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Disinformation, “alternative facts” and the Trump administration’s battle with the mainstream media all will be topics in a panel discussion, “The War on Facts: Costs and Casualties,” April 13 at the University of Illinois. The event will feature a Washington, D.C., news correspondent and four College of Media faculty members.
The discussion will be held at 5 p.m. in Room 223 of Gregory Hall, 810 S. Wright St., Urbana, and is free and open to the public.
Panelists will include Lynn Sweet, the Washington bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times; Stephanie Craft, a professor of journalism; John Nerone, a professor emeritus of media and cinema studies; and Ann Reisner, a professor of media and cinema studies. Moderating the panel will be Mira Sotirovic, a professor of journalism and the Karin and Folke Dovring Scholar in Propaganda.
The panel is being held as the first Karin and Folke Dovring Seminar on Propaganda.