Wednesday, May 10 –
Presented in partnership with the Society of Professional Journalists Western Washington
Tickets are $5 with FREE admission for the first 20 NSWA members to register.
Members only, one free ticket per member. Coupon code was shared in an email to members.
With the birth of “alternative facts” and the recent surge of interest in fact-checking the news, the pressure is high for the media and communicators to get their stories straight.
Join the Society of Professional Journalists Western Washington and the Northwest Science Writers Association for a series of talks by leading science journalists about getting the facts right in modern news.
We will explore the art of fact-checking, sharing examples from their own experiences. What makes a source “credible”? How does a news organization avoid embarrassing mistakes? How can anyone become a better fact-checker when they’re writing—or consuming—the news? The evening will end with a Q & A for the audience. Panelists will include: