Distorting the Truth: “Fake News” & Free Speech

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The First Amendment Law Review will hold its annual symposium on Oct. 27 in Chapel Hill, NC. The event will bring together noted legal scholars, social scientists, and professionals to discuss the timely topic of fake news.

 

 

Attention attorneys: The symposium will carry 4.5 CLE credits! 

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Symposium
8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM Opening Remarks

Mary-Rose Papandrea, Judge John J. Parker Distinguished Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of North Carolina School of Law

9:10 AM Introduction of the Keynote Speaker

Ashton Cooke, First Amendment Law Review Editor-in-Chief, Volume 16

9:15 AM Keynote Address

Angie Drobnic Holan, Editor, Politifact

10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Morning Panel : The Relevance of the First Amendment in a “Post-Truth” World

Moderated by: Bill Marshall, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law

  • Clay Calvert, Professor and Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication, University of Florida
  • Ashley Messenger, Senior Associate General Counsel, NPR
  • Richard L. Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California, Irvine
  • David Han, Associate Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Michael Curtis, Judge Donald Smith Professor of Constitutional and Public Law, Wake Forest University School of Law
11:30 AM
Catered Lunch at the Carolina Club
12:30 PM Afternoon Panel: Propaganda, Misinformation, and the Government as Speaker

Moderated by: Mary-Rose Papandrea, Judge John J. Parker Distinguished Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of North Carolina School of Law

  • Helen Norton, Professor and Ira C. Rothgerber Chair in Constitutional Law, University of Colorado Law School
  • Lili Levi, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
  • Catherine J. Ross, Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor, George Washington University School of Law
  • Joseph Blocher, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
1:45 PM Break
2:00 PM Afternoon Panel: Arbiters of Truth: Journalists, Social Media, and the Role of Technology

Moderated by: David S. Ardia, Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Media Law and Policy, University of North Carolina School of Law

  • Sonja R. West, Otis Brumby Distinguished Professor of First Amendment Law, University of Georgia School of Law
  • Deen Freelon, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina School of Media and Journalism
  • Emily Thorson, Associate Professor of Political Science, Syracuse University
  • Derek Bambauer, Professor of Law, University of Arizona College of Law
3:15 PM Concluding Remarks

Lindsie Trego, Symposium Editor

John Cashion, Symposium Editor

For more information about the symposium, please contact the FALR Symposium Editors, Lindsie Trego, lindsiet@live.unc.edu and John Cashion, jacashio@live.unc.edu or check FALR’s Facebook event page for updates.