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VPR's Jane Lindholm to weigh in on 'fake news'

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Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — On Monday, April 16, at 4:30 p.m., Jane Lindholm of Vermont Public Radio will deliver the 2018 van de Velde lecture in Dana Auditorium on the campus of Middlebury College.

Her topic will be: “Objectivity in the Fake News Era.”

In her lecture, Lindholm will explore the debate about what it means to be a journalist in 2018 and the various forces and pressures that are shaping that debate.

Lindholm shares something in common with Robert van de Velde Jr., for whom the lecture is named. She is a mainstay on VPR, where she hosts the award-winning program “Vermont Edition.” He was an active member of the staff of WRMC-FM, the college radio station at Middlebury College in the early 1970s.

Van de Velde majored in Sociology at Middlebury. Not long after his graduation, he died suddenly. Shortly after his death, family members and friends established the Robert W. van de Velde Jr. ’75 Memorial Lecture. This lecture provides an annual opportunity for a searching examination of the confluence of public affairs — both foreign and domestic — and journalism.

In addition to hosting “Vermont Edition,” Lindholm also hosts “But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids.” Before joining VPR a decade ago, she worked for National Public Radio and then served as the director/producer for the American Public Media program “Marketplace.”

For further information contact Middlebury Dean for Faculty Development and Research Jim Ralph at  [email protected] or 443-5320.

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