Peter Canby, senior editor & head of fact-checking, The New YorkerI3 Center, 432 Newhouse 3 February 22, 2017, 5:30pm
Presented by Magazine Department Speaker Series
Peter Canby, a senior editor and the head of fact-checking at The New Yorker magazine, will speak about fact-checking in "A Conversation with Peter Canby."
The New Yorker has long enjoyed a reputation as the most exacting fact-check operation in the industry. It even fact checks cartoons.
Canby's appearance on campus comes during a difficult time for facts. Words such as "alternative facts," falsehoods and lies have become common in political discourse. The New York Times recently went so far to use the word "lie" in a headline, which resulted in enormous attention from media watchers.
In addition to leading the fact-check team, Canby has written feature stories for The New Yorker, Harper's, The New York Review of Books, The Nation, Mother Jones and others. His work has been included in three "best writing" anthologies. He is also the author of "The Heart of the Sky: Travels Among the Maya," published by HarperCollins.
A Q&A will follow a moderated conversation, which is free and open to the public.