Key Conversations with Singaporeans: Fake news and how it impacts the media, society and you

Course Details

2 hours

3.30pm to 5.30pm


Course Introduction

All round the world, the media industry has been fundamentally disrupted, with technology changing the way people read and get their information. This disruption is not a one-off occurrence. It is an unrelenting process, with many dimensions. And the spread of fake news online and on social media is disrupting things even further. The hazards are many and the challenges in countering this even more so. 
The Straits Times has been doing its part to help address fake news after a conference in June 2017 highlighted the extent and complexity of the issue and its risks to legacy media.
As part of its continuing effort to engage the public on this issue, Warren Fernandez, Editor-in-Chief, English, Malay & Tamil Media Group, Singapore Press Holdings and Editor, The Straits Times, will share insights on how fake news impact the media, society and you.
This talk is part of “Key Conversations with Singaporeans”, a series of dialogue sessions brought to you by Singapore Polytechnic.

Course Objective

To engage the Singapore community to come to listen to speakers from diverse fields (e.g. business, social services, creative industry, science and technology), so that they can be more aware of local and global issues that impact us and have a meaningful dialogue with the speakers, and to learn and be inspired.

Course Outline

3.00 – 3.30pm: Registration
3.30 – 4.15pm: Sharing by Mr Warren Fernandez
4.15 – 5pm: Question & Answer segment
5 – 5.30pm: Refreshments

Suitable for

Youths & Adults

Assumed Skills and Knowledge






Course Fees



A Project Supported by

Lifelong Learning Council

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Important Dates

Course Date:
9 November 2018, Friday

Registration Period:
24 Oct to 08 Nov 2018

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