With: Mallory Perryman (Virginia Commonwealth University)
The best defense against conspiracy theories and fake news is robust journalism–but only if people trust their sources. Mallory Perryman studies why people distrust their news sources and what we should do to change their minds.
With: Jason Hart (Christopher Newport University)
Why do people believe weird things? That’s what Jason Hart wants to find out. He delves into the psychology behind ghost encounters, anti-vaccine hoaxes, conspiracy theories, and more.
With: Rick Atkinson
Lieutenant General George Crocker says that when he was first introduced to Rick Atkinson he was told, “If you like the truth, you’ll love Rick.” Over his long career as a journalist and historian, Atkinson has won three Pulitzer Prizes for works that he has written and edited. As part of the Pulitzer Centennial Campfire Initiative, we honor Rick Atkinson’s career, from Vietnam Veterans, WWII, and the Persian Gulf War to DC police shootings and the War in Iraq.