20 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017

Almeida Questions

Fake News

Tickets £7 (£5 concs)

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What does a post-truth world look like? Do tabloids and scandal always go hand in hand? When does fake news become real news?  

This Almeida Questions panel comes together on the Almeida stage to debate the power of the press and the future of ink.  

Sheila Burnett, former photographer/employee of The Sun, Jonathan Shainin of The Guardian and James Ball, journalist and author of Post Truth: How Bullshit Conquered the World join a discussion chaired by Charlotte Higgins, Chief Culture Writer at The Guardian. 

Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage. In each discussion, invited panellists dig into the key issues and ideas emerging from the show.

Dates & Tickets

Thurs 20 Jul

James Ball has worked in political, data and investigative journalism in the US and UK for BuzzFeed, The Guardian and the Washington Post in a career spanning TV, digital, print and alternative media. His reporting has won the Pulitzer Prize for public service, the Scripps Howard Prize, the British Journalism Award for investigative reporting, The Royal Statistical Society Award and the Laurence Stern Fellowship, among others. His latest book, Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered The World was released in May 2017.

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