Date: April 4, 2020
Venue: Lake Wanaka Centre
Ticket Details: $19/$10 students
Duration: 60 minutes
What’s fake and what is true? Leaders like Trump like to call out any critical journalism as “fake news”, but the bigger issue is the way fake stories spread, often through social media, and so often feed into popular myths. Meanwhile, the New Zealand and global media are in upheaval and journalistic standards under fire. Who can we turn to give us the facts, and to dispel lies?
Former ODT columnist Mel Bunce now researches and teaches at the Department of Journalism at City, University of London. She has recently published The Broken Estate: Journalism and Democracy in a Post-Truth World.
Paddy Gower has been a journalist for 20 years. He began his career at the NZ Herald in Auckland before moving to the Parliamentary Press Gallery and Three News. He is now Newshub’s National Correspondent, covering and breaking stories of national significance.