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IRISH TIMES: FILTERING FACT FROM FICTION

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Science Gallery Dublin

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What makes a story the genuine article? How do we know whether that story is fake? Where we stand can often colour our decision, and not always for the better.

Alternative facts are not a new phenomenon, but have deeply embedded themselves into the public consciousness with the advent of digital distribution via social media platforms. In a climate of post-truth, with content tailored to the individual's preferences and prejudices and a declining faith in the possibility of true objectivity, we ask what role can journalism has play now. In this panel discussion we look at ways for journalists to re-establish trust and value, at who is leading the way internationally leading and at the role of the media the media play within a new, data-driven information ecosystem.

We are joined by Gavin Sheridan, formerly of Storyful and now chief executive of Vizlegal; Jane Suiter, director of the Institute for Future Media and Journalism at DCU; and technology journalist with the Irish Times, Karlin Lillington. The conversation will be moderated by Irish Times Arts & Culture Editor Hugh Linehan.

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