Forum to Examine Fake News Phenomenon to Be Held April 3


by Jennifer Kramer

Kent State University will host Fighting Fake News, a panel discussion for faculty, staff and students, from 4-5 p.m. on April 3 in the Kent Student Center Kiva.

The forum will focus on issues surrounding the fake news phenomenon and how to better navigate the current media and information landscape, including news and information literacy, how the term fake news is applied and used, and conspiracy and other types of theories in U.S. media and politics.

Panelists will include Michael Hawkins, librarian; Jan Leach, associate professor, journalism and mass communication, and director, Media Law Center for Ethics and Access; and Rekha Sharma, assistant professor, communication studies. Amy Reynolds, dean of the College of Communication and Information, will moderate.

Following the panel discussion, audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.