Emory event with political experts to examine how to separate fact from spin

Published 09-19-2016

by Emory Libraries

Clockwise from top left: Andra Gillespie, Nancy Leung, Crystal Edmonson, and Jim Tharpe.

How do the experts wade through the spin and get to the truth during political campaigns? What can the average voter or informed citizen do to determine if political rhetoric is simply that? To shed some light on these issues, Emory Libraries will host a panel discussion called “Fact-checking the Political Spin: How the Experts Get at the Truth” on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jones Room at Emory University’s Robert W. Woodruff Library.

The event is open to the public at no charge.

Moderated by Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast editor Crystal Edmonson, the panel will feature Andra Gillespie, Emory associate professor of political science; Nancy Leung, senior editor of CNN’s “Reality Check,” and Jim Tharpe, editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s PolitFact Georgia. A pre-event reception begins at 6:30 p.m., with the program at 7 p.m. and a post-reception at 8 p.m.

Please register in advance at http://emorylib.info/factcheck. Parking is available in the Fishburne deck. For more information, please contact libraryevents@emory.edu or call 404-727-2245.

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