SAINT AUGUSTINE — Howard Schneider, founding dean of the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University, will be giving a talk titled “Fake news: The difference it makes and how to stop it,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, as part of Flagler College’s Forum on Government and Public Policy series.
The seasoned journalist will explore the implications of the latest phenomenon and will offer seven useful tips for spotting fake news in the media. Schneider will also report his findings of teaching the topic to 10,000 students at Stony Brook.
Schneider previously served as a reporter and editor at Newsday for more than 35 years and has won eight Pulitzer Prizes. He spearheaded the team that developed the proposal for the State University of New York system’s first and only journalism school in 2006. He is also executive director of Stony Brook’s Center for News Literacy, which teaches students and journalists how to become more discerning news consumers. Prior to his start at Stony Brook in 1980 as an adjunct professor, he taught journalism at Queens College in 1979.
Schneider was the recipient in 2012 of the DeWitt Reddick Award for Public Communications and Journalism Education, granted by the University of Texas. In 2003, he was awarded the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Alumnus Award. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Syracuse University in Journalism and Psychology.
For more than 30 years, the Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy has invited nationally recognized journalists and commentators to St. Augustine to discuss issues of importance in regional, state and federal government. All Forums take place in Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., at 7 p.m. Forums are free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Lynn Francisco at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three days’ notice.
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FINAL IDEAS AND IMAGES
Dr. Paul Sutter, History professor from University of Colorado Boulder, will explore the complex relationship between the rise of the automobile and the origins of wilderness advocacy, as part of Flagler College’s Ideas & Images talk on Wednesday, March 22. The lecture will be held in Lewis Auditorium at 7 p.m.
Sutter’s presentation, titled “Automobiles, National Parks, and the Origins of Modern Wilderness Advocacy,” will primarily focus on the historical tensions between national parks and wilderness preservation.
The Ideas & Images speaker served as the 2016 Carson Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment & Society in Munich, Germany. He currently teaches modern U.S. History and Environmental History at UC Boulder. He is the author of “Driven Wild: How the Fight against Automobiles Launched the Modern Wilderness Movement” and “The Art of Managing Longleaf: A Personal History of the Stoddard Neel Approach,” and is currently working on two book-length projects.
The first, “Let Us Now Praise Famous Gullies: Georgia’s ‘Little Grand Canyon’ and Southern Environmental History,” examines the history of soils and soil erosion in the American South through the lens of a particular place: a network of massive erosion gullies now protected as Providence Canyon State Park. The second, tentatively titled “Pulling the Teeth of the Tropics: Environment, Disease, Race, and the U.S. Sanitary Program in Panama, 1904-1914,” is an environmental and public health history of the construction of the Panama Canal.
Sutter’s talk is the final in this year’s Ideas & Images series, titled “Next 50 Years: Dialogue for a Global Future – Science, Heritage, Business, Technology, Education.” It is free and open to the public.
Partners for this series include the National Park Service and its Find Your Park Centennial initiative, the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Florida Public Archaeology Network. The series is made possible with assistance from a variety of sponsors including: Joy McCann Foundation, St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, Florida Humanities Council, St. Johns Cultural Council, St. Johns County Visitor and Convention Bureau, Casa Monica Hotel, Margaret Domini and Flagler College Bookstore.
If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Lynn Francisco at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three days’ notice.