Bluegrass Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
“Finding real facts in an alternative fact world,” a free public forum, will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m, Room A of Central Library, 140 E. Main Street, Lexington. The forum is sponsored by the Bluegrass Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
A panel of local, regional and national professionals will examine the role of the news media and provide a better public understanding of how it works. The group also hopes to facilitate an ongoing conversation about the importance of a free press in a democracy.
Panelists include Ryan Craig, owner of The Todd County Standard, a weekly newspaper in Western Kentucky, and president of the Kentucky Press Association; Tom Eblen, columnist and former managing editor of The Lexington Herald-Leader; Campbell Robertson, national correspondent for The New York Times; Kathy Stone, assistant news director at television station WLEX-18; and Jim Waters, newspaper columnist and president of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, a free-market think tank. Moderating will be Ginny Whitehouse, Ph.D., a journalism professor at Eastern Kentucky University specializing in media literacy, ethics, and law.