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AMP helps Pinson community members distinguish election news from misinformation

Members of the Pinson community learned about the ethics and evolution of journalism as well as the rising threat of misinformation during an event AMP held in partnership with Pinson Public Library March 21. Election misinformation and ways to combat it were particular topics of discussion.


Event attendees heard from two journalism scholars and from reporters and editors who cover government and politics. Watch a recording of the event here.


Speakers/panelists were:


  • Dr. Matt Barnidge, associate professor in the Department of Journalism & Creative Media at The University of Alabama

  • Dr. Bill Singleton, assistant professor of communication and media at Samford University

  • Alander Rocha, government, policy, and healthcare reporter for Alabama Reflector

  • Andrew Yeager, managing editor for WBHM, the National Public Radio affiliate in Birmingham

A similar event will be held May 30, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Hoover Public Library. The Alabama Humanities Alliance has awarded the AMP Education Fund a grant of approximately $2,000 to support that event.


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