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What Makes a Fact True: Local Journalism and American Democracy

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Join local Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Michael Paul Williams to discuss the importance of an informed citizenry in a healthy democracy

Local columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning Richmond Times-Dispatch journalist Michael Paul Williams will join Pulitzer-nominated journalist Chip Jones (Author of 2022 VCU Common Book–The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South, Winner, 2021 Library of Virginia Literary Award for Nonfiction) and local scholar Mallory Perryman, Ph.D., (Assistant Professor, Journalism, Richard T. Robinson School of Media and Culture, Virginia Commonwealth University) to discuss the importance of an informed citizenry in a healthy democracy.

The program will address what it means to be informed and will cover truth and falsehoods in media – and how to tell the difference.

Venue

Main Branch – Richmond Public Library
101 East Franklin Street
Richmond,VA23219United States
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