April 4 Luncheon & Panel Discussion: Fake News: How Fake Is Fake?

Join us on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. for our Press Club of Southwest Florida luncheon at the Tiburon Golf Club.

Our expert panelists have a wide range of experience in media and have recently lectured at university classes about fake news and news literacy. They will address a number of questions.

  • Why has “fake news” become a term thrown about daily in conversations and in social media?
  • How can people evaluate news to determine what is true, factual, and real?
  • What are the signs that news is fake?
  • Are there tools in the “news literacy” toolbox that can be shared with young students and adults?
  • How can we become better advocates for factual reporting?

Be sure to bring your questions to the lunch program for what will likely be a lively Q&A. Panelists will be:

Glenn Miller – Veteran journalist Glenn Miller started working for newspapers in 1972 as a lowly mail clerk, delivering interoffice and U.S. mail for the Times Publishing Company in St. Petersburg, FL. At the time, it published a morning newspaper and another in the afternoon. He later worked 25 years for the Fort Myers News-Press, accepting a buyout offer in 2012. He now freelances and is a part-time instructor in the Florida Gulf Coast University journalism department. He is also president of the Southwest Florida Historical Society in Fort Myers. He plans to speak about two of the most famous fake news stories in journalism history. One involves spaghetti, and the other one was about fastballs, among other things.

Justin Paprocki – Justin is the digital media manager at Gulfshore Life and Gulfshore Business magazines. He’s a native Ohioan who started his journalism career at age 16 covering high school sports for his hometown newspaper. After graduating from the University of Maryland, he worked for a decade as a newspaper reporter before returning to school to get a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. He came to Naples in 2015, and since then has also taught a discussion section of a news literacy class at Florida Gulf Coast University. When he’s not working, he and his wife Sarah spend most of their time chasing after their 15-month-old son Benjamin.

Chris Cifatte – With 20 years of investigative reporting experience, Chris Cifatte currently is the evening anchor at WINK-TV (CBS-Ft. Myers/Naples). He also is a speaker and writer specializing in navigating our “Post Truth/Post Trust” culture to create success in media, business, and life. Chris is a college instructor in Media Topics (Post-Truth Media), interviewing, media and public speaking at Florida Gulf Coast University, and (previously) at Clemson University (journalism, public speaking) and Salisbury University (journalism).

Buffet lunch served. Cost: $30 members, $40 guests, $10 students
To reserve and pay for your ticket CLICK HERE.
Or to pay at the door, e-mail RSVP@naplespressclub.org

Use the email address to indicate if you have special dietary requests (vegetarian, gluten-free).

Should you reserve and later discover you cannot attend, notify Rhona Saunders at rhonanaples@gmail.com or call 239-450-1215. If you fail to cancel prior to the event, you will be billed for the lunch you reserved. Members may also reserve and pay in advance on Eventbrite. Tiburon Golf and Country Club is located at 2620 Tiburon Drive, Naples. 

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