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Catalyst Radio: "Fake News in the Headlines"

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Len O'Kelly and Eric Harvey, Assistant Professors of Communications at Grand Valley State University, on the topic of "fake news."

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with co-hosts Katie Gordon, Jessica Gladden, Michelle Jokisch Polo, and Leah Schumaker. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center website.

 
Len O'Kelly and Eric Harvey from GVSU's School of Communications

Len O'Kelly and Eric Harvey from GVSU's School of Communications /Katie Gordon

In this conversation with Len O'Kelly and Eric Harvey, Assistant Professors in Grand Valley State University's School of Communications, we explore the history of fake news, the evolving ethics of online media and social media companies, and the future of creating a more media literate public. O'Kelly and Harvey will be on a panel discussing fake news at the Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) on Wednesday, January 18th at 7pm-8:30pm. 

More information on GRPL's event: Speak Up GR: Fake News in the Headlines

Download the interview here.

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