20 – 29 May

Events
2017

Banter: Media in the Age of Fake News

Date
Saturday, 27 May
Time
2:00PM
Venue
Smock Alley Theatre
Price
€8

Have facts been replaced by fictions? Has journalism been taken over by wild and wilful flights of imagination? What is newsworthy and what is fake — and more importantly, how do we tell them apart? Kevin Donnellan (Storyful), Lois Kapila (Dublin Inquirer), Jane Suiter (DCU) and Cathal McMahon (Irish Independent) join Banter’s Jim Carroll to discuss misinformation on social platforms, fact-checking practices, the journalistic compromises made in the name of clickbait and the problems which occur when readers want the believe the fake news that they see.

Presented in association with Banter.