Winter Faculty Panel:  Communication Breakdown: The Crisis of Public (Dis)Information

"Fake News" (Political Cartoon, 1895)
Fake News

Tuesday February 25, 4:45­–6:30pm

Location: Johnson 102

Sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha

Cosponsored by the UW Department of Communication    CCCE logo

Good information is essential for good government, whether we are talking about decisions by citizens at the polls or the actions of the elected officials who represent them. Are citizens and policymakers are getting the information they need? Are they using available information to guide their decisions? If not, what can be done to promote more informed policy choices? Please join us for a wide-ranging discussion of this important topic.

 Admission is free, but please RSVP here.

“Disinformation and Democracy” Professor Lance Bennett (Political Science and Communication)

 Prof. Lance Bennett

“The Existential Crisis in Journalism” Professor Matt Powers (Communication)

 Prof. Matt Powers

“Navigating the Wild West of Information” Professor Mark Smith (Political Science)

 Prof. Mark Smith

“War Powers and Executive Control of Information” Professor Becca Thorpe (Political Science)

 Prof. Rebecca Thorpe