29th Annual Salem Peace Lecture:
Independent Journalism and Fake News: The role of news media in shaping political consciousness
With Norman Solomon
Annual Peace Lecture to Examine the Relationship of Journalism to Fake News
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 7:30 PM
Willamette University | Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center
Norman Solomon is an American journalist, media critic, antiwar activist, and former U.S. congressional candidate. Solomon is a longtime associate of the media watch group Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR). In 1997 he founded the Institute for Public Accuracy, which works to provide alternative sources for journalists, and serves as its executive director. Solomon’s weekly column, “Media Beat”, was in national syndication from 1992 to 2009.
Every year Salem’s Peace Lecture Committee presents a leading peace speaker to the Mid-Willamette community free of charge. At that time, a leading local peacemaker or peacemaking group is also honored with the Peacemaker of the Year Award.
This year’s honoree will be the group Salem for Refugees, which provides services and support to refugees who have settled in the Salem area.
Free and open to the public!
Convened by: Peace Plaza, Inc.; Oregon PeaceWorks; the United Nations Association, Salem Chapter; and the Office of the Chaplains at Willamette University.
The Lecture is sponsored by many Salem area faith groups and community organizations. A complete list will appear in the program.
For additional information, please contact Karen Wood of the Willamette University Office of the Chaplains at [email protected].
Willamette University’s Hudson Hall in the Mary Stuart Rogers Music Hall
900 State St
Salem, OR 97301