Local media to talk ‘real news’ during Butler County event

The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting and the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will present a panel discussion, “Who Can I Trust to Give Me the Real News?” on April 26 at the VOA Museum in West Chester Twp.
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The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting and the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will present a panel discussion, “Who Can I Trust to Give Me the Real News?” on April 26 at the VOA Museum in West Chester Twp.

The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting and the Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) will host a panel discussion, “Who Can I Trust to Give Me the Real News?”

“The community journalism panel was our most popular event last year, with a standing-room only crowd,” said Jack Dominic, executive director, VOA Museum. “The need to help citizens access accurate news in at-risk societies and sharing America’s voice with the world has always been the core mission of the Voice of America and it’s one that our museum fully embraces.”

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WCPO reporter Tom McKee will moderate a discussion on how journalists determine real from fake news, where and how to access trustworthy news, how to identify fake news and how to avoid accidentally promoting it through social media.

Panelists will include Jim Bebbington, editor of the Dayton Daily News; Kevin Aldridge, opinion editor at The Cincinnati Enquirer; Ann Thompson, news reporter at WVXU; and Hagit Limor, former investigative reporter and associate professor of electronic media at the University of Cincinnati.

“Part of the mission of the VOA Museum is to celebrate not only the technology but to celebrate the importance of truthful, complete news reporting. Hitler often referred to the programs by saying, ‘Don’t listen to those Cincinnati Liars.’ So, the cry of ‘Fake News’ is not new,” Dominic said.

The Voice of America, based in Washington, D.C., is the world’s largest international broadcaster, providing balanced and comprehensive news and information in 45 languages to 236 million people each week, according to the Broadcasting Board of Governors. It continues to reach people in countries lacking a free press today. Its languages include Russian, Ukrainian, Persian, Azerbaijani, Serbian, Armenian, Thai and Somali.

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WANT TO GO?

What: Panel discussion: "Who Can I Trust to Give Me the Real News?"

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26

Where: VOA Museum, Clyde Haehnle Hall, 8070 Tylersville Road, West Chester Twp.

Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for students.

More info: www.VOAMuseum.org or 513-777-0027


WANT TO GO?

What: Panel discussion: "Who Can I Trust to Give Me the Real News?"

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26

Where: VOA Museum, Clyde Haehnle Hall, 8070 Tylersville Road, West Chester Twp.

Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for students.

More info: www.VOAMuseum.org or 513-777-0027

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