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Why is 'fake news' word of the year? - Reading in the news Fri 3 Nov

Release Date 03 November 2017

'Fake news' is the Collins Word of the Year

Here is today's media report.


Ancient Rome Q&A: Dr Matthew Nicholls (Classics) will be answering questions on Ancient Rome in a live Q&A streamed on FutureLearn’s Facebook page at 1pm on 9th November 2017, advertised on Hievents.

Fake News: Professor Jane Setter (English Language and Applied Linguistics) was interviewed on BBC Radio Berkshire (39 mins 10 secs) on fashionable words that are now commonplace, or in dictionary, after fake news was named Collins’ Word of the Year.

Climate change and health: Public Now reports Dr Elizabeth Robinson (Agri-Food Economics and Social Science) discusses her work on the Lancet Countdown, a research collaboration looking at how climate change can impact health, productivity and the spread of infectious disease. Read our news story here.

Digitising UN Conference: Deutsche Telekom is working in cooperation with the Walker Institute at the University of Reading to virtually link students to UN Climate Change Conference participants in Bonn, via a robot, as part of a wider effort to link more people to the event. Details are reported on 4 Traders.

Other coverage:

  • Dr Jane Parker (Food and Nutritional Sciences) featured in a repeated episode of More4 documentary ‘Food Unwrapped Special’ looking at protein content in homemade stock and shop-bought stock cubes


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