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Truth Decay – The Battle to Prevent Lies and Misinformation from Overwhelming Reality

April 7, 2021 @ 5:30 am PDT

Truth Decay: The Battle to Prevent
Lies and Misinformation from Overwhelming Reality
LinkedIn Instructor Starshine Roshell to be featured speaker at AWC-SB’s April meeting

Award-winning journalist and popular columnist Starshine Roshell will present Truth Decay – The Battle to Prevent Lies and Misinformation from Overwhelming Reality at the Santa Barbara chapter of the Association for Women in Communications (AWC-SB) meeting on April 7, 5:30 p.m. to be held via Zoom. The public is welcome to attend.

Be it Russian trolls planting fake narratives, conspiracy theorists colluding against a perceived enemy, or well-meaning citizens sharing misleading memes, the current deluge of information has made it all too easy to disseminate fiction and falsehoods that can topple businesses, spread pandemics, and even undermine democracy. Veteran newswoman, educator, and truth-talker Ms. Roshell will share a look at how we got here, why it matters and the small-but-powerful things one can do to help.

A passionate storyteller, award-winning journalist, and content producer for LinkedIn Learning, Ms. Roshell worked at The Hollywood Reporter before joining the Santa Barbara News-Press as a news reporter, arts critic, and Sunday columnist—but resigned with dozens of colleagues in 2006 over the publisher’s breaches of journalistic ethics. Named Best Columnist by Santa Barbara Independent readers for 11 years running, she has written for national magazines, interviewed scads of celebs, and taught journalism at UCSB and Santa Barbara City College. She won the AWC’s national Headliner Award in 2019, and the local chapter’s Woman of Achievement award in 2011. Her most recent book is Lather, Rage, Repeat: Frank Talk on Night Sweats, Day Drinking & Twitler.

The meeting also will include its Member Spotlight portion. April’s focus is on Geri Weis-Corbley, founder and CEO of Good News Network, a positive news website launched in 1997, after working for 10 years in television news in Washington, DC. Attendees will learn more about her business, which has an average of 2 million people every month receiving uplifting news at GNN.org—ranked #1 on Google for good news—or through her app and free newsletter.

There is no meeting charge for AWC-SB members; there is a $10 charge for nonmembers. Register at https://www.womcom.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=903060&item_id=1396751
to receive a link to the meeting.

The Santa Barbara Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications (AWC-SB) is the premier organization for communication professionals in the Santa Barbara region. AWC-SB is committed to: Personal, Social, Business, & Organizational Transformation through Communication. We provide access to role models and leaders in the communication fields as well as access to scholarships, current trends and related research and technologies for our members. AWC-SB inspires members to assume leadership roles and /or work collaboratively with others in shaping a better future for themselves and their communities. To learn more, visit awcsb.org.


April 7, 2021
5:30 am PDT


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