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Evolution of news (or, who's to blame)

Is the problem of fake news a new one? Is it the fault of the media, or are we all guilty? In our Truth and Consequences Symposium, panelists from the University of Tennessee's College of Communication and Information look at the history of fake news, the impact of corporate news media consolidation, and the consumption of news through social media. The panelists are Dr. Catherine Luther, Dr. Amber Roessner, and Dr. Nick Geidner.

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Melissa Brenneman

Melissa listens to hours of podcasts on most days. She started the habit with the intention of taking long walks, but podcasts proved to be more addicting than exercise. She records, edits and mixes podcasts for the library.
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Alan May

Alan May works as a reference librarian at Lawson McGhee Library. In his spare time, he reads and writes poetry. May's most recent books are Dead Letters (2008) and More Unknowns (2014). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Quarterly, The Hollins Critic, New Orleans Review, Plume, and others.