Sessions Information

  • January 3, 2018
    1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: N/A
    Room: Pacific Ballroom Salon 18
    Floor: North Tower/Ground Level

    A discourse with no anchor in truth ceases to have value as discourse. The President’s accusations that the media are perpetuating “fake news” have raised numerous legal and ethical questions for lawyers, journalists, government officials, and citizens. This panel, comprised of experts in journalism and media law, will consider the phenomenon and politics of fake news; the law’s role, if any, in regulating truth in public discourse; the media’s role in ensuring public discourse is anchored in truth and their contribution to the fake news phenomenon; the role of independent fact-checking websites such as and in helping debunk fake news; and the potential impact of the fake news debate on First Amendment press freedoms.

    Business meeting at program conclusion.

Session Speakers
Organization: Tulane University Law School

Organization: Voice of San Diego

Organization: University of Missouri School of Law


Organization: The George Washington University Law School

Organization: San Diego State University

Organization: Syracuse University College of Law

Session Fees
  • [3070] Defamation and Privacy and Mass Communication Law Joint Program - Fake News, Alternative Facts, and the Future of Journalism: $0.00