The reporter Christiane Amanpour has said: "We are at peril and at risk if we don't know the difference between truth and lies. Truth and lies are the only thing that separates us from democracy and dictatorship."
So how can you tell when a story is true or false? How can we know whether a photo or video has been doctored? Can we trust what we read in the paper, hear on the radio or podcasts, or see on T.V.? Who is controlling the message that massive media conglomerates pump out every minute of every day? Who is spinning the message?
Please join us for another powerful evening of learning and discussion about a topic that is reshaping the world that we live in. We will have a team of experts from print journalism, broadcast journalism, new media, and the academic world of journalism instruction to help us make sense of it all.
Please join us on Thursday, May 10th at 6:30 p.m. at the Front St. Civic Center, 2205 S. Front St., Melbourne, FL for "Truth, Media, and Democracy -- The vital connection."
Please note that this is the SECOND Thursday in May.