FactCheck.org co-creator to deliver lecture at Western’s Centre for American Studies

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, a nationally recognized authority on American political communication and rhetoric, and the discourse of presidential campaigns, will present “Implications of the Attack on Fact in Politics” at Western University’s Centre for American Studies on Tuesday, March 18. 

The free public lecture will be delivered in the North Campus Building, Room 113 at 4:30 p.m. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation in the North Campus Building, Room 114. 

Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania. She is also a co-creator of FactCheck.org and FlackCheck.org, nonpartisan websites that monitor deception and confusion in U.S. politics.

She is the author or co-author of 15 books, including “The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Messages Shaped the 2008 Election” (Oxford University Press, 2010), “Presidents Creating the Presidency” (University of Chicago Press, 2008), “Echo Chamber: Rush Limbaugh and the Conservative Media Establishment” (Oxford University Press, 2008) and “unSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation” (Random House, 2007).

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