What: ETSPJ: Evening with Al Tompkins of the Poynter Institute
When: Friday, November 8, 2019 - 7:00pm
Where: East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay St.

The East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists and Front Page Foundation are hosting a talk with Al Tompkins, Senior Faculty Member at The Poynter Institute, who will discuss journalism and social media, how to identify fake news, who is spreading it, how, and why.

Tompkins has conducted workshops in newsrooms across the United Stated and in numerous other countries drawing from his experiences as a former reporter, producer, anchor, and photojournalist for broadcast and online news. He has won numerous awards for his journalistic work including the National Emmy, the Peabody Award (group award), and the Robert F. Kennedy Award.

The event is free and open to the public.

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