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Truth, Trust and the News 2023: Calling Bullshit

So much information! What is true?

With an avalanche of distortion and unsubstantiated opinion coming from every direction, how can we sort out what is true and what is misleading, false or fake news?

Carl Bergstrom, co-author with Jevin West of “Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World,” shared with a packed house tools to help sift out misleading or manipulative information to decide for yourself what is true.

Missed the free in-person discussion? Watch the video here [Bergstrom’s talk begins at 25.30].

Sponsored by

  • Salish Current: nonprofit local journalism
  • Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education
  • Whatcom Community College

In partnership with

  • Village Books


Trust 2022: Why Independent Local News is Important to a Strong Democracy

Free online forum — March 17, 2022

The crisis of disappearing local news readership and news literacy has resulted in the proliferation of misinformation, political polarization and mistrust of democratic institutions. 

Nationally respected journalists Margaret Sullivan and Hedrick Smith and Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson told why local journalism is essential for rebuilding trust in democratic institutions, and how independent local newsrooms can serve as viable, innovative community resources.

Sponsored by nonprofit newsroom Salish Current, serving Whatcom, Skagit, and San Juan counties, in partnership with Village Books.

A STRONG COMMUNITY NEEDS A STRONG LOCAL PRESS.

Help us revive local journalism.

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