Ideas on Tap - Fake News

Real or Fake? Making Our Way in Post Fact America

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 6 pm via Zoom

Misinformation, disinformation, and political rhetoric are not new, but is this more acute today than in the past? We are overwhelmed by information and the inexhaustible number of news sources that bring it to us. In this program, we looked at the impact of “fake news” and how we as citizens can remain educated, thoughtful, discerning consumers of information. View the program or watch the recorded program on YouTube.


(L-R) Melanie Plenda, Director, Granite State News Collaborative; Jim Schachter, President & CEO, New Hampshire Public Radio; Jay Schadler, formerly of ABC News; Facilitator: Dr. Tricia Peone, Public Programs Director, New Hampshire Humanities

fake news tipsThe "Big Questions" we explored...


For an audio recording of the program, click HERE.


Federation of state Humanities Councils logoThis series is part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.

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For more information about Ideas on Tap, contact Dr. Tricia Peone, Public Programs Director, at 603-224-4071, ext. 115 or

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