Ross Golden Bannon | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe
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Ross Golden-Bannon is the chair-elect of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild; editor & publisher of numerous award-winning magazines; former editor of FOOD&WINE and FEAST magazines. He was restaurant critic for The Sunday Business Post for 14 years and is now the restaurant critic for Irish Country Magazine, the Irish Farmers’ Journal publication. He is the co-founder of the Guerrilla Gourmet Club; as well as a long-time social justice campaigner on issues from agriculture and food policy to the successful Marriage Equality Referendum.

Blogging or flogging – the fake food news story.

The Garden Tent , Sunday 21st May, 16.00
 
Hosted by The Irish Food Writers’ Guild, chaired by Ross Golden-Bannon, with Caroline Hennessy of the famed Bibliocook Blog and Michael Lee, assistant CEO of the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI).
 
In an age of citizen-journalism and untrammelled social media commentary unscrupulous big-food sellers are turning away from traditional media to reach their market. While instant news has huge appeal the risks of faked news are high. When this is combined with a lack of knowledge of journalistic craft & rules on critiquing and primary sources, the only winner is fake food news.
 
If you want to hear the latest on what’s legal to blog and what’s not, what other bloggers are doing and what they never do, as well as an outline of the basic rules of journalism, this one is for you.
Years at Litfest: 2017
Type: Fringe

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Litfest - A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe is a weekend filled with fascinating facts, inspirational stories, intriguing discussions, incredible knowledge, fantastic music, fabulous dancing and of course, delicious food and drinks.
 
It is the only festival of its kind in Ireland and has created an important hub for food and drinks enthusiasts worldwide to meet and share ideas with each other.

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