Truth and Consequences: Can News Media Regain Credibility in Era of Fake News?

May 30th,2019 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: Ben  SpeggenM.A.

Justified or not, most Americans say they have lost trust in the news media.
A look at the facts and fiction as journalism faces perilous times. Journalism
is suffering from some of the biggest trust issues it has ever faced, leading
to the bottom-line question: Can news media recapture the public's support?
Pat Cuneo and Ben Speggen, experienced journalists and staff members of
the Jefferson Educational Society, will guide this conversation.
– Pat Cuneo, B.A. and Ben Speggen, M.A.

Jefferson Satellite Program
Free Lecture held at the Corry Higher
Education Council. To register for this
event, please contact the Corry Higher
Education Council 814.664.9405.

Ben  SpeggenM.A.
Program Director

Ben Speggen eats, sleeps, and breathes stories. From editing, writing, and researching at Erie Reader, where he has served as the publication's managing editor since its launch in 2011, to having taught writing and literature as an adjunct lecturer at local universities, he is constantly working with words, observing how they shape and make meaning in order to reveal the world around us through the art of storytelling. Working in media and being a social creature, he is continually fascinated by the world of social media and lectured on the use of Twitter for businesses as well as best practices for blogging. He also hosts the community affairs-based program Weekend All Things Erie on WQLN, which airs Saturday mornings at 7 and is available online.