In a time when anyone, anywhere, can put anything online whether it is true or false (or somewhere in between), and those who speak for the White House deal in “alternative facts,” how do we figure out what/who to trust as a source of information?
On February 18, 2017, at the monthly Democratic breakfast, Siva Vaidhyanathan, the Robertson Professor in UVA’s Department of Media Studies, moderated a panel with deep and wide experience in media, news and journalism:
Wendy Zomparelli, former publisher of the Roanoke Times
Brian Wheeler, executive director of Charlottesville Tomorrow
Bo Sacks, president/publisher of Precision Media Group
Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor of Slate
Our thanks to the panelists for their permission to video-record their talk and share it.