Tony Watkins

Tony Watkins is a speaker and writer on media and the Bible. He works alongside several organisations including Damaris Norway and the Lausanne Media Engagement Network (as Network Co-ordinator). He is doing doctoral research on the relationship between the biblical prophets and today’s media and regularly lectures at Gimlekollen School of Journalism and Communications, Norway, and the Norwegian School of Theology. Tony has written, or co-written, several books including Focus: The Art and Soul of Cinema and Dark Matter: A Thinking Fan’s Guide to Philip Pullman. Tony and his family are involved in Above Bar Church, Southampton, where he is part of the leadership team.

 

2018 Forum Sessions


Afternoon Workshops


How to Navigate a Fake News World

We live in a 'post-truth' society, amid an epidemic of fake news. In the media world, Jeremiah’s words seem to ring true: ’Truth has perished; it is banished from the lips’ (Jeremiah 7:28). Why is there so much fake news? What psychological and sociological factors make fake news spread rapidly while truth ’stumbles in the street’ (Isaiah 59:14)? How can we respond?

 

 

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