Navigating Information in an Era of Fake News with Marybeth Sandell

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Marybeth Sandell, former Editor-at-Large of Bloomberg LP will be discussing how to navigate through information in an era of fake.

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We are excited to invite you to another edition of Space.Talks (and the first one at our new campus in Vila Olímpica!), a lecture series where our industry-leading faculty share their insights and experiences from the fields of design, entrepreneurship, and technology.

This time, we have the pleasure of welcoming Marybeth Sandell, a faculty member of our FinTech program, and former Editor-at-Large of Bloomberg LP for over 15 years.

For her lecture in Space.Talks, Marybeth will be discussing how to navigate through information in an era of fake news.

Bias in information and news may be intentional or accidental. Either way, the reader risks being deceived. Because of the decentralized nature and structure of the Internet, writers can easily publish content without being required to subject it to peer review, prove their qualifications, or provide backup documentation.

So in an era where the ultimate open-source platform for information is the primary source for the acquisition of new knowledge, how do we know what we are reading is true?

In this talk, we will go over a check-list that you can take home to your colleagues, friends, and family to help them navigate these murky waters.

About Marybeth

Marybeth helps multinational companies define and set content standards to improve the quality and consistency of their storytelling. She also helps charities use data and content to promote their causes and fundraise. She teaches data visualization and coaches on marketing and content creation at an educational start-up in Barcelona and Bangkok, Harbour Space University.

Her skills and experience developed during almost two decades at Bloomberg, where she managed multiple bureaus in Europe, including the anchor office in London, and later trained reporters and editors in more than a hundred newsrooms, in person and virtually. She was also in New York, where she coordinated content across multiple platforms, including TV, radio, internet and mobile.

Marybeth has been a professor of communications at the Pembroke campus of the University of North Carolina. She is a regular columnist at a N.C. newspaper. She recently moved back to Europe and lives in Stockholm.

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08005 Barcelona

Spain

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