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For more than 30 years, John Kiesewetter has been the source for information about all things in local media – comings and goings, local people appearing on the big or small screen, special programs, and much more. Local media is still his beat and he’s bringing his interest, curiosity, contacts and unique style to Cincinnati Public Radio and 91.7 WVXU. Contact John at johnkiese@yahoo.com.

Real Journalists Talk About Fake News At VOA Tonight

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John Kiesewetter
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WVXU
The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township.

"Who Can I Trust To Give Me The Real News?"

That's the topic for real journalists when they discuss the phenomenon of fake news at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township  7-8:30  p.m. tonight, Thursday April 26.

WCPO-TV reporter Tom McKee, past president of Cincinnati's Society of Professional Journalists, will moderate a panel discussion with WVXU-FM reporter Ann Thompson;  Cincinnati Enquirer opinion editor Kevin Aldridge; Dayton Daily News senior news editor Jim Bebbington; and University of Cincinnati professor and former TV journalist Hagit Limor.

They will talk about how social media propaganda divided the country during the 2016 presidential campaign; how fake news stories and hate news can undermine our democracy; and how Americans can determine real news from fake news.

The program will be in Clyde Haehnle Hall at the old VOA Bethany Relay Station, 8070 Tylersville Road.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students paid at the door.

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The VOA Museum conference room.

John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.