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San Diego Press Club to Discuss Fake News

San Diego CA— The San Diego Press Club will add its spin to the fake news phenomenon with a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, at its downtown San Diego offices at the Spreckels Building, 121 Broadway, Suite 640. Cost to attend is free for members and $10 per person for non members. The event is open to the public.

Panel members will include: Lynn Walsh, executive investigative producer, KNSD-TV/NBC 7 San Diego and 2016-17 national president of the Society of Professional Journalists; Tony Perry, former San Diego bureau chief, Los Angeles Times; and Mitch Weinstock, news services editor, San Diego Union-Tribune. Moderator will be Thom Senzee, Press Club Professional Development Committee chair.

Among the discussion questions, according to the Press Club:

  • What is fake news?
  • Who decides what it is?
  • Where does it come from?
  • How does fake news get interwoven into real news stories?
  • Has the mainstream news media lost its credibility?
  • How can fake news be counteracted by ethical journalists?
  • How can Americans decipher the truth when it’s threatened by the fast-hardening shellac of fake news?
  • What can honest journalists do to ensure the survival of real journalism?
  • How long will the mainstream press continue their campaign to delegitimize, sabotage and undermine the new President?
  • Is President Trump a threat to freedom of the press?
  • Do journalists owe President Trump a debt of gratitude for giving the news industry a wake-up call?
  • What can public relations professionals do to help fight fake news and reporters ensure the survival of real journalism?

For more event information, visit www.sdpressclub.org.