Media Watchdog John Stauber To Discuss Fake News and Real News on March 16


Contributed by Melissa Gattine

John Stauber, founder and executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy and publisher of the quarterly news magazine PR Watch will give a presentation on Thursday, March 16, at 4:00 p.m. in Park Hall Auditorium titled “What’s Reality? Fake News, Real News, and Weapons of Mass Perception.” The talk is free and open to the public.

Stauber has worked with many citizen advocacy and public interest groups at the local, national, and international levels, including Friends of the Earth, Neighbors Against Hog Factories, Center for Food Safety, and Organic Consumers Association.

Among the five books Stauber has coauthored are Toxic Sludge Is Good For You! Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry, Mad Cow U.S.A., and Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush’s War on Iraq.

Stauber’s articles, op-ed pieces, and interviews have appeared in various periodicals and websites, including The Progressive, Alternet, and Common Dreams. He has also been featured or quoted in such publications as The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Business Week.