Wednesday March 8, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST
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University at Albany - SEFCU Arena 
Hall of Fame Room
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12222

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Josh Poupore, APR, PRSA Capital Region President 
Public Relations Society of America - Capital Region 

Panel Discussion on Fake News

Co-presented by PRSA Capital Region, the University at Albany Department of Communication and Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Alpha Chapter of New York

**Please note: online registrations are now closed, but walk-in registrations are welcome!**

Wednesday, March 8
The Hall of Fame Room at SEFCU Arena, University at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue, Albany
Free parking for attendees!

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.: Registration and networking
6:00 p.m.: Panel discussion and audience questions
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.: Extended networking time

$15 PRSA members  //  $25 nonmembers
Free for high school/college students and UAlbany faculty and staff

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  • Trudi Jacobson, Distinguished Librarian, Head of Information Literacy Department, UAlbany
  • David Klepper, Associated Press Newsman
  • Melissa Mansfield, Vice President, SKDKnickerbocker
  • New! Moderated by Thomas Palmer, Digital Media Lecturer, UAlbany

More Information:

The term ‘fake news’ has become a common phrase over the last year. Its rise to the forefront of public dialogue has prompted Facebook to adjust its algorithm, media companies to evaluate fact checking processes, and has deeply impacted the public relations industry.

This special event will bring together journalists, academics, and public relations professionals to discuss recent trends associated with fake news, reporting based on rumors and unverified reports, and dissemination of inaccurate information.

Attendees will learn ways to identify sources of fake news and how to avoid inadvertently spreading propaganda. This event will also help public relations professionals continue to provide accurate information, and work ethically and effectively with the media and other audiences in this new climate.

Students: take advantage of extended networking time to find your next internship! Professionals with internship opportunities will have special nametags so you'll be able to easily find them.

PRSA Capital Region Reservation Policy:

All no-shows will be billed. For attendees who have pre-paid and pre-registered, refunds will only be made to those who cancel their reservation in writing via email to prsacapitalregion@gmail.com no less than 48 hours prior to the event.