First Wednesdays

Free Public Talks at Libraries around Vermont

News, “Fake News” & Democracy in America

“Fake news” has now entered America’s lexicon and political life. How is the explosion of misinformation changing the nation? How can journalists fight back? Mark Potok, former editor of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report, considers the role of a serious free press in a post-industrial democracy.

This video was recorded at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, VT on November 7, 2018.