With the term being bandied about as a weapon of mass distraction, you probably are confused by what the term ‘fake news’ really means. It’s for that reason that America Trends brings you a two-part series culled from a panel discussion which Larry Rifkin moderated in Connecticut recently. The panel included three Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists. The event was put on by Connecticut Humanities and involved Capital Community College of Hartford. Production services were provided by Middlesex Community College’s Corporate Media Center, based in Middletown, Connecticut. The panelists are McIntire of the New York Times, Gina Seay, former senior editor of the Hartford Courant, Steven G. Smith, photojournalist and professor at the University of Connecticut(U Conn) and Mike Stanton, another U Conn professor. More of their backgrounds are provided in the introductions.