OSULP Speaker Series on Fake News: Alternative Facts with Dr. Peter Laufer
Thursday, April 27, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
In this age of instant news and “alternative facts,” information consumers need easy-to-follow rules for sorting out truth from
lies. Award-winning journalist and University of Oregon Journalism Professor Peter Laufer comes to the rescue with Slow News: A Manifesto for the Critical News Consumer. Professor Laufer will give a
lecture on alternative facts based on research he conducted for his previously mentioned book.
Inspired by the Slow Food movement, Slow News offers a timely antidote to “fake news.” With 29 simple rules for avoiding echo chambers and recognizing misinformation, Laufer’s manifesto is an idea
guide to these challenging times.