Community panel: 2017 Silha Center Spring Forum/SPJ Ethics in Journalism Week, April 24, 2017

This discussion took place at the University of Minnesota and was posted on YouTube April 27, 2017.

Josh Gillin discusses fake news and how it is spread as part of a panel discussion entitled, “Making News or Faking News? Ethical Journalism in a Post-Truth Era” on April 24, 2017 at the University of Minnesota.



PolitiFact Florida: Patrick Murphy wants to ban ‘commonly owned semi-automatic firearms,’ NRA says


This article appeared on on Oct. 11, 2016.

The National Rifle Association is firing allegations at U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, saying the Democratic Senate hopeful wants to take away voters’ guns.

The gun rights group’s lobbying arm, the Institute for Legislative Action, attacked Murphy in a mailer we received on Oct. 4, 2016. The flier listed several reasons why Murphy is against guns.

“Murphy supports a gun ban on commonly owned semi-automatic firearms used for hunting, recreational shooting and self defense,” one of the items read.

That sounds like Murphy, now running against incumbent Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate, wants to make it illegal to own a wide range of weapons, so we zeroed in on that statement. Continue reading