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to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Noise vs. News: What's Your Source? Noise and News...Through the Eyes of a Journalist

Event Date: 
Apr 27 2017 - 6:00pm

Join us, on Thursday, April 27th, for the fourth and final program in the "Noise vs. News" series, when moderator, Amanda Cook Fesperman discusses diverse aspects of media, journalism, and democracy with accomplished representatives of the journalism community.  The panel will include Jeff Dankert, Reporter for the News Tribune, Jenna Dooley, Reporter for WNIJ and Host for "All Things Considered," and David Giuliani, Reporter for The Times. 

This program will be held at Illinois Valley Community College in Room CTC 124-125.  The college is located at 815 North Orlando Smith Road in Oglesby.

This event free and open to the public. Funding for “Noise vs. News” is made possible through a grant from the Reaching Across Illinois Library System. All events will be live-streamed; links for streaming will be available on both the Illinois Valley Community College and LaSalle Public Library websites. Each event will later be archived, captioned, and available in both English and Spanish, again, via links provided by both institutions.
 
Both the Illinois Valley Community College and the LaSalle Public Library are ADA compliant and welcoming. If you wish to attend an event and have special needs because of a disability, or if you have other questions, please contact Jayna Leipart Guttilla at 815-224-0306 or Donna Blomquist at 815-223-2341 to discuss arrangements. Please provide one week to arrange for an American Sign Language interpreter.  
“Noise vs. News,” hosted by Illinois Valley Community College Jacobs Library and the LaSalle Public Library will bring together scholars, journalists and the public in an exploration of professional and public responsibilities related to establishing truth in news, and using that knowledge as a first step in finding common ground. In this important and timely series, program topics will include the First Amendment and its protections, “fake” news detection, the ethics of journalism, and the importance of truth and courage in maintaining a democracy.