Distinguishing Fake News From True Journalism And How Local News Organizations Strive For Truth

Jul 11, 2017

Note: This segment originally aired on March 14, 2017.

Since he's been in office, President Trump has continued his running battle with reporters and increased his allegations that media outlets are generating fake news. He reiterated his accusations during his recent trip to Europe for the G-20 Summit.

Today, when virtually anyone can post a story online with no oversight, it is often difficult to distinguish the real from the fake.

Joining us to discuss how to tell the difference between real and fake news, and the standards news organizations set to make sure stories are accurately reported, are Anthony Shoemaker, news editor for the Dayton Daily News, Newscenter 7 and WHIO Radio; WCPO.com/WCPO Insider Local Government and Politics reporter, and Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists President, Tom McKee; and WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson.

Cincinnati’s Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) will host a panel discussion titled, “Truth Matters. Facts Matter,” Thursday, March 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the National VOA Museum of Broadcasting Museum in West Chester.  The public event, sponsored by Kehoe Financial Advisors, is part of museum events to commemorate the Voice of America’s 75th anniversary this year.