Date: April 16, 2021
Time: 12 Noon
Venue: Pacific Crystal Palace
Ticket Details: $18
Duration: 60 minutes
What’s fake and what is true? Leaders like Trump like to call out any critical journalism as “fake news”, but the bigger issue is the way fake stories spread, often through social media, and so often feed into popular myths. Meanwhile, the New Zealand and global media are in upheaval and journalistic standards under fire. Who can we turn to give us the facts, and to dispel lies?
Anna Fifield is the Wellington editor for Stuff and the editor of the Dominion Post. Previously, she worked as a foreign correspondent for The Washington Post and the Financial Times, with postings across Asia and the Middle East. Her book on North Korea, The Great Successor: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un, was published in 2019.
Paddy Gower has been a journalist for 20 years. He began his career at the NZ Herald in Auckland before moving to the Parliamentary Press Gallery and Three News. He is now Newshub’s National Correspondent, covering and breaking stories of national significance.