Join the Humanities Studio for two days of events addressing the crisis of authority facing the news media.

The colloquium kicks off on Friday, February 14, with a keynote by Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, followed by a roundtable of alumni, parent and student journalists.

On Saturday, February 15, Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power delivers the plenary address, followed by a screening of the Netflix miniseries, The Family.

Friday, February 14

9 a.m. Keynote Address: "A Brief History of Fake News"

10:30 a.m. Roundtable Discussion: "What is Fake News?"

Saturday, February 15

10 a.m. Plenary Address: "Very Bad People: Journalism, Identity, and the Trumpocene's New Enemies Within"

3 p.m. Screening of The Family

Check the Humanities Studio events page for updates on session times and locations. The event is part of the Humanities Studio's "post/truth" Speakers Series and is co-sponsored by the Office of Communications. 

All sessions are free and open to the public.

Event Contact

Friday, February 14, 2020 9:00 am

Fake News Colloquium - Day 2 Information


  • Pomona College
  • Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center
  • 170 E. Sixth Street
General Public
Pomona Alumni
Pomona Faculty and Staff
Pomona Families
Pomona Students
Claremont Colleges Community