PAST EVENT – March 2017 – Fake news: PR’s role in a post-truth age

The proliferation of fake news has unique implications for public relations – affecting both our interaction with the media and public confidence in news itself. In the second of our PUBlic Relations events, we will be looking at this growing phenomenon in detail – asking whether the PR industry should take some responsibility for fake news; what we can do to react; and how we can protect our organisations from falling victim to it.

Panellists debating this important topic will be:

– Simon Thompson – Treasurer, Chartered Institute of Public Relations, and Head of Corporate Communications at ICAEW
– Heidi Skjeseth – US Correspondent, Dagsavisen, and Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford
– Nicky Smith – co-founder, Twelve PR 


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