The Wits Journalism presents a webinar with the theme: “The Virus, Fake News and Journalism”.
The webinar will explore how the current COVID-19 crisis has led to such an explosion of fake news. What should be done about it, how journalism should respond and also show if perhaps, this is an unrecognised opportunity for journalism to rebuild trust with audiences
Panellists who will participate in the webinar are;
Dr Claire Wardle, Director of FirstDraft
Mahlatse Mahlase, Chair of the SA National Editors Forum & Editor-in-Chief of EyeWitness News
Lee Mwiti, Chief Editor of Africa Check
In conversation with Prof Franz Krüger, Head of Wits Journalism
The webinar will take place on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
10 am GMT
11 am Nigerian time
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