The Burnet News Club gives you a chance to ask questions of experts on protest, and this term is no different!
WE AWARD STARS FOR THE BEST QUESTIONS ABOUT INFODEMICS asking fantastic questions and listening to an expert's view are great examples of how to earn stars for our speaking and listening skills. We then pick 5 questions for each expert and publish their answers for you to see (see an example here!).
So, who have we got for you so far?
Look out for more to be added!
Evan Davis is former presenter of BBC programme Newsnight. In addition, he is the host of Dragons Den. Before Newsnight, Evan was a presenter of the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 and now presents the PM programme. He also spent seven years as the Economics Editor of the BBC. Evan's latest book is called "Post Truth" and is all about what we can do about the avalanche of misinformation and misleading news around today. You might want to ask Evan about his work covering news about the pandemic on TV and radio, and writing about it in his book. You can see him interviewing Boris Johnson before he was Prime Minister back in 2014:
Natasha is Health Policy Editor at The Economist newspaper. Her journalism covers a wide range of topics in medicine, technology and science. Natasha would love your questions about how journalists deal with lots of information available and making sure their stories are accurate and truthful.
Aleksandra is a Social Media Manager at the World Health Organization (WHO). She co-manages WHO’s presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, TikTok and Snapchat and she plays a big role in fighting COVID-19 misinformation. Aleksandra is able to answer your questions on how the World Health Organisation keeps people in the know about what's true and what's not through social media! WE HAVE NOW ASKED YOUR QUESTIONS TO ALEKSANDRA - WATCH THIS SPACE FOR HER ANSWERS!
Elena is a lecturer in communications and media at the University of Liverpool. Elena got government funding to lead a very special project - The Fake News Immunity Chatbot. It's an interactive quiz, presented as a question and answer session between you and philosophers like Aristotle and Socrates that encourages them to look into the facts beyond the headlines. Elena aims to use AI to give people the skills to make up their own mind about the news. In the quiz, you can see if you fall for misinformation and develop your skills to spot it. It's designed for all the family but you might find it a bit tricky at times - don't worry! Elena will be delighted to answer questions about using technology and AI to help against the spread of fake news.
Pippa is Deputy Editor of Full-Fact, and part of a team of independent fact checkers and campaigners who find, expose and counter bad information. Pippa joined Full Fact as a journalist in January 2020 from her position as senior reporter at Schools Week. What questions do you have for Pippa about checking facts and informing the public about bad information? WE'VE NOW PUT YOUR QUESTIONS TO PIPPA - WATCH HER ANSWERS HERE!
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