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Marshall University’s panel discussion on Fake News attracts students, community members

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications hosted a panel discussion examining fake news on Thursday at  the University’s Memorial Student Center on Marshall’s campus in Huntington.

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The panel was moderated by West Virginia Press Association executive director Don Smith.

The keynote speaker was Washington, D.C., attorney Kevin Goldberg, who focused on the First Amendment, the Freedom of Information Act and intellectual property issues.

Panelists included Patricia Proctor, founding director of the Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy; Ed Rabel, former NBC Pentagon correspondent and national and international CBS reporter; Ed Dawson, executive editor of the The Herald Dispatch in Huntington; and Dave Mistich, managing editor of 100 Days in Appalachia collaborative reporting project and journalist for West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

The symposium, which was free and open to the public, attracted students and members of the Huntington community.

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