We love to blame “the media” for all of society’s ills. It’s true trends in the news media have contributed to where we are today: divided, uncivil, unable to agree on the most basic facts. But trust in the media was declining long before claims of “fake news” and labeling the press as “the enemy of the people.” So how can we recognize truth and identify lies? How can we improve our own “fake news” filters? How can we work toward solutions to the erosion of trust and truth — the very foundation of our democracy? Join Lisa Couch, instructor of communications and journalism, and Tish Hayes, information literacy librarian, in this timely and important discussion.