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Civic Life Lunch - Misinformation, Fake News & the Assault on Truth

Tuesday, October 18 | 12 PM ET | Rabb Room, Barnum Hall 

Don’t believe everything you read. Misinformation poses an immediate threat to our democracy. And as false narratives erode the institutional bulwarks of traditional media, journalists are tasked with maintaining credibility, promoting transparency, and defending hypervigilance for the truth. Join Tisch College for a conversation with business journalist and media executive, Eric Schurenberg, on misinformation and his perspective on the role journalism plays in upholding democracy.

Eric Schurenberg is a long-time business journalist and media executive, most recently the CEO of Mansueto Ventures, home to Inc. and Fast Company. He is the founding editor of CBS and was editor-in-chief of for CBS Interactive. He is currently the host of the video interview program, The Human Factor and co-host of the counter-disinformation podcast, In Reality and is dedicated to the fight against misinformation and disinformation and to restoring trust in professional journalism.

This event is cosponsored by Tufts CIVIC, the Tufts Republicans, the Tufts Democrats, the Political Science Department and the Civic Studies Program. Lunch will be provided. Visitors attending events on campus are required to be vaccinated and boosted, if eligible, and may be asked to show proof of vaccination.