The AGA is hosting a panel on what’s new and what’s true about the “fake news” phenomenon that’s sweeping the world over, from Facebook feeds to the old fashioned ink presses. Join our panel of experts as they discuss what it means to produce and consume news in what many have called the post-truth era.
This panel is organized in relation to the exhibition Cutline: From the Photography Archives of The Globe and Mail. Powerful, compelling and provocative, these photographs were the lens through which Canadians witnessed the defining moments of the twentieth century: war, political events, social revolutions and cultural icons. Flash forward to 2017. How do we witness, understand and sometimes misunderstand the defining moments of our time?
Our panelists include Dr. Jason M. Harley, a professor of educational technology and psychology at the University of Alberta, Paula Simons, the Edmonton Journal City Columnist, and Jana Pruden, a feature writer at The Globe and Mail. Their discussion will be moderated by Mark Iype, editor-in-chief of the Edmonton Journal and Edmonton Sun.