The National Press Club and Newsy to Host Event on Online Conspiracy Movements and Mass Shootings

The National Press Club and Newsy to Host Event on Online Conspiracy Movements and Mass Shootings

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of almost every recent American mass shooting, from Sandy Hook to Parkland, online conspiracy movements have relentlessly targeted survivors and the families of victims. Ahead of the March For Our Lives, the National Press Club and Newsy will host a panel discussion featuring Stoneman Douglas High School student Suzanna Barna, the father of the late Virginia news anchor Allison Parker Andy Parker, Washington Post's Abby Ohlheiser, and Newsy's Liz Wahl, all of whom have been targeted by conspiracy movements. They will also be discussing possible tech and policy solutions to this rapidly spreading problem. The event, "Truthers: When Conspiracy Meets Reality," will be moderated by the National Press Club's Vice President Alison Kodjak.

The night will begin with a screening of Newsy's 22-minute documentary report, "Truthers," which explores these conspiracy movements, and spotlights a pattern of online harassment that has real-world consequences.

The event will begin at 6:30 PM at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Tickets cost $10. Press interested in covering the event should contact Laura Coker at [email protected].

Event Details:

WHAT: The National Press Club and Newsy's "Truthers: When Conspiracy Meets Reality"

WHEN: Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM ET

WHERE: The National Press Club, 13th Floor, 529 14th St NW, Washington, D.C.


  • Suzanna Barna, Senior, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
  • Abby Ohlheiser, Digital Culture Reporter, The Washington Post
  • Andy Parker, Founder, For Alison Foundation
  • Liz Wahl, National Correspondent, Newsy
  • Alison Kodjak, Health Policy Correspondent, National Public Radio; Vice President, National Press Club

About The Organizers

The National Press Club, a private club for journalists and communications professionals, has been a Washington, D.C., institution since 1908. As the World's Leading Professional Organization for Journalists, the Club and its Journalism Institute serve its members through work to preserve a free press, professional development and training, and social activities that build a vital media community. The Club also is a world-class conference and meeting facility that hosts thousands of events each year for clients from around the globe.

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Contact: Laura Coker, [email protected], 202-662-7581

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