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Daily Record/USA Today Network reporter William Westhoven will address the growing topic of “fake news.” He will present an overview of what actually defines fake news; the history of fake news; how the Internet has blurred the lines between traditional journalism, prime-time punditry and outright propaganda; and how to separate fact from fiction by identifying common components of each.
This program will be presented in a strictly apolitical environment and will include polite (apolitical) discussion.
A nearly lifelong Parsippany resident and graduate of Morris Catholic High School in Denville, and former store manager in the “Crazy Eddie” electronics chain, Bill Westhoven has been a journalist since 1989 and has served the Daily Record as a reporter, editor and columnist since 1994. He is currently a municipal reporter covering all towns and topics in Morris County and is frequently heard on WMTR radio political news programs.
Westhoven’s journalism career has covered everything from reporter and videographer to copy editor, business editor, real estate editor, automotive editor, careers editor, This Week editor (Parsippany, Denville-Rockaway, Randolph-Roxbury), and special sections editor.
He is the winner of 18 state and national journalism awards, including seven-first-place awards for Critical Writing (as a theater and music reviewer, automotive writer-reviewer and longtime author of the Morris Stage column). He is also the author of four books including the novels “One-Hit Willie” and “The Puddingstone Well,” and the nonfiction “Eric Clapton: Career of a Rock Legend” (Barclay House; 1995) and “Superstorm Sandy: Diary in the Dark.”
(Wednesday) 7:00 PM
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