Fake News and Alternative Facts


Sted: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Drammensveien 78

16. oktober 2017 kl 09:30 - 17. oktober 2017 kl 16:00

Academy Symposium 2017

The topic of this year`s Academy Symposium will be Fake News and Alternative Facts. We have invited prominent speakers from political science, philosophy, psychology, media science and law, as well as journalists and politicians to address a cluster of issues.


Monday October 16

09:30 Welcoming address. Ole M Sejersted, President of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters 

09:40 Introduction to the symposium. Camilla Serck-Hanssen, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Fake news/alternative facts, what's that?

09:50 Professor Jason Stanley, Yale University

11.00 Professor George E. Marcus, Williams College

12:15-13.00 Discussion


Why do we believe fake news, or do we?

14:30 Associate Professor Cordelia Fine, University of Melbourne

15:20 Senior Researcher Petter Bae Brandtzæg, SINTEF

16:15  Professor Annika Melinder, UiO



Tuesday, October 17

Fake news and the media

09:30 Tom Rosenstiel

10:20 Professor Michael Lynch, University of Connecticut

11:15 Professor Gunn Enli, UiO

12-13: Discussion


Fake News, Law and Media Ethics

14.00: Tracey Meares, Yale (law)

14.50 -16.00 : Plenary discussion with invited guests from the Norwegian press

Knut Olav Åmås (Fritt Ord) and Alf Bjarne Johnsen (Leder PFU) 


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