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Tuesday, August 29 • 12:00 - 14:00
Fake News Fightback – Lunch talk, co-presented with Melbourne Press Club

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President Donald Trump’s obsession with “fake news” has America a-twitter with distrust for the fourth estate. But it’s also a boon for investigative journalists. Activists are agitating, minorities are calling to have their voices heard and the Black Lives Matter movement is picking up steam.

To discuss it all we welcome two talented American reporters. Tonya Mosley is public radio station KQED’s senior Silicon Valley reporter. She won an Emmy in 2016 for her televised piece “Beyond Ferguson”, and has built a curriculum for journalists to address implicit bias. Emmy-nominated investigative reporter and author Aaron Glantz has turned his attention to Trump after years covering the war in Iraq and the lives of returned veterans. Beyond the big questions such as whether the election was fixed, he’s been digging into the paper trail on Trump associates.

At this special event jointly hosted by the Walkley Foundation’s Storyology series and the Melbourne Press Club – Mosley and Glantz will discuss the challenges for the United States and its media, and how newsrooms can work smarter, dig deeper and rebuild trust in great journalism.


$48 for members and students – MEAA members are eligible for the member rate. 
$68 for non-members
(Includes two courses and a drink)
All prices are GST inclusive

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Aaron Glantz

Senior reporter, Reveal (Center for Investigative Reporting)
Aaron Glantz is a senior reporter at Reveal who produces public interest journalism with impact. His reporting has sparked more than a dozen Congressional hearings, a raft of federal legislation and led to criminal probes by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI and the Federal... Read More →
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Tonya Mosley

Cohost/CEO, NPR Fresh Air | TMI Productions
Tonya Mosley is the cohost of Fresh Air, one of the world's most listened-to podcasts and radio programs in the world. She is also the founder of the audio documentary studio TMI Productions and the creator and host of the 2022 Webby award-winning podcast Truth Be Told.Previously... Read More →

Tuesday August 29, 2017 12:00 - 14:00 AEST
Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar, Crown Metropol Hotel 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, VIC