USC Conference on News and Fake News

April 1, 2005

Contact: Tyson Gaskill, University Libraries, (213) 740-2070 or

WHAT: News professionals, humorists and novelists examine the blurred line between journalism and entertainment at “The Big Lie?.” a conference hosted by the University of Southern California.

WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 2005, 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

WHERE: Doheny Memorial Library, USC University Park Campus.

WHO: Speakers and moderators include:

Andy Borowitz, comedian, actor and writer;
Geoffrey Cowan, dean, USC Annenberg School for Communication;
Marjorie Miller, foreign editor, Los Angeles Times;
Judy Muller; ABC News correspondent and National Public Radio commentator;
Robert Scheer, Los Angeles Times columnist and clinical professor, USC Annenberg School;
Harry Shearer, actor, author, comedian and radio personality;
Richard Stolley, senior editorial adviser, Time magazine;
Marianne Wiggins, novelist;
Narda Zucchino, deputy editor, San Francisco Chronicle.

PARKING: At gate 3, Figueroa St. at USC McCarthy Way. Parking is free for media with valid press pass.