Being frank about fake news
Michael Daubs and Val Hooper discuss fake news— a term that has dominated the media since the 2016 United States presidential election.
Spotlight Lecture Series - Dr Michael Daubs and Associate Professor Val Hooper
Fake news—it’s a term that has dominated the media since the 2016 United States presidential election. Join two Victoria academics as they discuss what it really means.
Dr Michael S. Daubs from the School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies will provide a historical perspective on the tactical use of fake news and discuss what President Trump’s use of it means for both press freedom and our ability to remain informed and engaged citizens.
Associate Professor Val Hooper from the School of Marketing and International Business will explore the love–hate relationship between President Trump, the wannabes and the media and invite us to reflect on the way in which our own views can be formed and influenced.
The Victoria University Spotlight Lecture Series is an opportunity to sample the research undertaken by Victoria academics, in bite-sized lunchtime lectures. The Spotlight Series will take place regularly between 12.30–1.15pm in the Wellington CBD.