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Saturday, August 26 • 10:30 - 11:30
Fake news, real problems: Public talk with BuzzFeed's Craig Silverman

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When fake news trumps reality, we’ve never needed good journalism more - and never appreciated it less. How can we rebuild trust in the media?

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Ticket Options (prices exclude GST/fees)
Full Storyology Pass (access to the whole Brisbane festival) $196
Storyology: After Dark (includes one drink at the bar following the show) $50
Storyology: For Journalists (Includes a ticket to After Dark) $95
Storyology Saturday Full Day Pass (Includes access to five sessions): $110
Storyology Saturday Two Sessions (must be purchased online) $45*
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Moderators
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Lucinda Beaman

FactCheck editor, The Conversation
Lucinda Beaman is FactCheck Editor at The Conversation. She works with academic experts to cut through political spin, fibs and half-truths, and hold Australia’s leaders to account by testing their claims against the evidence. As an online journalist in The Times of London Sydney... Read More →

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Craig Silverman

Media editor, BuzzFeed News
Craig Silverman is an award-winning author and journalist and one of the world's leading experts on online misinformation, fake news, and content verification. He is the Media Editor of BuzzFeed News where he leads a global beat covering platforms, online misinformation, and fake news. Craig previously was the founding editor of BuzzFeed Canada, and also the founder of Emergent.info, a rumour tracking project that was developed as part a fellowship with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. From 2004 to 2015 he wrote Regret The Error, a blog about media accuracy and corrections, which became part of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and was the basis for an award-winning book of press criticism. Craig also edited The Verification Handbook and The Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting for the European Journalism... Read More →



Saturday August 26, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia