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Storyology Saturday: Fake News

Presented by The Walkley Foundation

Fake news: It’s a real problem. It’s clogging your social media feed and having a real effect on international events.

From the clearly bogus to the craftily constructed reports with fudged facts: where is fake news coming from and why? Is this a new problem or just newly visible? How can journalists win back the trust of news consumers?

Don’t miss one of the world’s foremost experts on misinformation and fake news, BuzzFeed’s Canada-based media editor Craig Silverman, as he chats with Lucinda Beaman, Fact Check editor for The Conversation.

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Craig Silverman, media editor, BuzzFeed News (Canada)

Craig Silverman is an award-winning author and journalist and one of the world's leading experts on online misinformation, fake news, and content verification. He is the Media Editor of BuzzFeed News where he leads a global beat covering platforms, online misinformation, and fake news. Craig previously was the founding editor of BuzzFeed Canada, and also the founder of Emergent.info, a rumour tracking project that was developed as part a fellowship with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. From 2004 to 2015 he wrote Regret The Error, a blog about media accuracy and corrections, which became part of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and was the basis for an award-winning book of press criticism. Craig also edited The Verification Handbook and The Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting for the European Journalism Centre. Craig joins us in Brisbane with the support of BuzzFeed News.

Lucinda Beaman, FactCheck editor, The Conversation
Lucinda Beaman is FactCheck Editor at The Conversation. She works with academic experts to cut through political spin, fibs and half-truths, and hold Australia’s leaders to account by testing their claims against the evidence. As an online journalist in The Times of London Sydney bureau, Lucinda reported on breaking foreign and Australian news. Prior to that, she covered the Australian financial services sector for a range of publications, working as a journalist, editor, video producer and presenter.

 

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About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Proud Mary. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Accommodation
Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and Sofitel Brisbane