How local journalists should deal with fake news will be the topic on a special edition of Wisconsin Public Radio’s “The West Side” on Monday (May 15) at 10 a.m.
The program will be broadcast on WHWC-FM (Menomonie-Eau Claire) and WRFW-FM (River Falls), 88.3 and 88.7 respectively.
It will feature a recording of a panel discussion titled “How Can Journalists Cover Fake News?” The Society of Professional Journalists chapter at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire organized the discussion, which was held on April 25.
Panelists were Rusty Cunningham, executive editor of the La Crosse Tribune and two local television news directors, Dan Schillinger of WQOW-TV and Andrew Fefer of WEAU-TV. The discussion was moderated by Amanda Tyler, weekend news anchor and multimedia reporter at WEAU-TV.
(A CVPost report on the panel discussion is available here.)
“The West Side” is a call-in program focused on issues specific to western Wisconsin. The show airs on Mondays at 10 a.m. on WHWC-FM and WRFW-FM with a live stream at www.wrfw887.com.
Listeners may call in with questions and comments during the program at 1-800- 228-5615. Archives of programs are available at www.wpr.org/programs/west-side- rich-kremer.