Humanities Institute panel discussion to focus on 'fake news' Nov. 9

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Humanities Institute at Penn State, in partnership with the University Libraries, will present a panel discussion titled “True Talk, Fake News: The Search for Truth in Public Discourse,” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Foster Auditorium, located in 102 Paterno Library, at University Park.

Participating in the discussion will be faculty members Rosa A. Eberly, associate professor of rhetoric, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences and Department of English; Patrick Plaisance, Don W. Davis Professor of Ethics, Department of Journalism; Russell Frank, associate professor of journalism, Department of Journalism; and Matt Jordan, associate professor, Department of Film-Video and Media Studies.

The discussion will be the second event in the institute’s Truth Project series, which considers the question of "truth" in public discourse through lectures, discussions and film screenings.

Last Updated November 13, 2017