MISINFORMED: 300 YEARS OF FAKE NEWS IN AMERICA

Fake news has been part of the American media landscape for as long as there's been an American media landscape. No history of American journalism is complete without an accounting of the many ways that the information system of democracy—the critical but unsecurable infrastructure of civic life--has been invaded and exploited over the years by hoaxers, humbuggers, propagandists, puffers, partisans, blusterers, scandal-mongers, and fraudsters with motives of their own. The relationship between journalism and truth has always been more fragile than many of us realize.

Wednesday, February 02, 2022 @5:00 PM Eastern by Zoom (link to be provided on Center website closer to the presentation date)

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