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Truth, Lies and Election 2016

Truth, Lies and Election 2016

As the presidential primary season heats up, journalists can learn the latest skills to investigate and fact-check the political rhetoric at a free forum sponsored by the American Press Institute and Loyola University Chicago's School of Communication.

The forum, titled "Truth, Lies and Election 2016," will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 at Loyola's downtown Chicago Water Tower Campus.

Journalists, educators and students are invited to the free forum at Loyola's Regents Hall, 16th floor, Lewis Towers, 111 E. Pearson St.

Register free here at: http://www.truthpol16.eventbrite.com

Panelists include some of the region’s top experts on journalism and politics, advertising and research, including experts from Ballotpedia and PolitiFact. They’ll share best practices and commentary, and the latest tools and technology in fact-checking and accountability journalism.

The lunchtime keynote address will be given by Andy Shaw, president and CEO of the Better Government Association, a government watchdog group.

Here is the day's schedule:

9-9:30 a.m.- Continental breakfast & registration
9:30-9:45 a.m. - Introductions
9:45-10:45 a.m. - Political reporting resources

11 a.m.- 12 p.m. -  Race and immigration issues
12-1 p.m. Lunch - Keynote, Andy Shaw, president and CEO, Better Government Association
1-1:50 p.m. - Dissecting political advertising
1:50 p.m.-2 p.m. - Conclusion

For more information, please contact Jane Elizabeth at the American Press Institute, Jane.Elizabeth@pressinstitute.org, or John Slania at Loyola, jslania@luc.edu.

The American Press Institute conducts research, training, convenes thought leaders and creates tools to help chart a path ahead for journalism in the 21st century.

Loyola's School of Communication offers study in journalism, media studies, documentary film production, cultural communication and public advocacy in a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Chicago.