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Contemporary History Institute hosts panel discussion on 'misinformation and disinformation' on Feb. 3

The Contemporary History Institute hosts a panel discussion on the recent history of mis- and disinformation—focusing primarily on the relationship of U.S. presidents and the news media since the 1970s—on Thursday, Feb. 3, from noon to 1 p.m. on Teams.


Misinformation and disinformation are all over the news on topics ranging from the U.S. elections to COVID. This conversation will be moderated by Aimee Edmondson, professor of media law and journalism history at Ohio University. Speakers include Jon Marshall, associate professor of media history at Northwestern University; Amber Roessner, associate professor of journalism and director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Tennessee; and Tom Mascaro, professor emeritus at Bowling Green State University and a documentary historian.


For more details and a link to the program on Teams, contact Ingo Trauschweizer, professor of history in the College of Arts & Sciences and director of the institute, at

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