Thanks, first, to the advent of pay television services, and then to the creation of the commercial Internet, Americans are awash in information.
There are more sources of news, data and interpretations thereof than anyone can possibly consume. This is a good thing with sadly malign consequences. There are too many purveyors of slanted or flat-out false information, and too many credulous people accepting it without skepticism.
Los Angeles Times Deputy Editorial Page Editor Jon Healey’s talk about these topics will be part primer and part group therapy session, walking the audience through the process of how the news media do their work, how to detect the opinion and inherent bias that creep into news stories, how to evaluate the quality of the information presented, and how to tell when you’re being manipulated.
Healey will also discuss the various agenda of the sources of fake news and the arbiters of what gets published.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 7 P.M. – 9 P.M.
South Pasadena Public Library’s Community Room
1115 El Centro St.