With the birth of â€œalternative factsâ€ and the recent surge of interest in fact-checking the news, the pressure is high for the media and communicators to get their stories straight. Join the Society of Professional Journalists Western Washington and the Northwest Science Writers Association for a series of talks by leading science journalists about getting the facts right in modern news. Over the evening, a variety of journalists will explore the art of fact-checking, sharing examples from their own experiences. What makes a source â€œcredibleâ€? How does a news organization avoid embarrassing mistakes? How can anyone become a better fact-checker when theyâ€™re writingâ€”or consumingâ€”the news? The evening will end with a Q & A for the audience. Speakers for this event will be announced soon.
For tickets:Â https://townhallseattle.org/event/science-fact-checking-and-the-news/