Franz Borghardt Chair, LA Law Enforcement Body Camera Implementation Task Force
Franz Borghardt practices criminal defense and civil rights law in Louisiana federal, state and municipal courts. He is a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College and the Trial Lawyers College. He is a member of the NACDL, the LACDL, and the National College of DUI Defense. He is a CJA Panel Member for the Federal Middle District of Louisiana. He has previously been employed as a felony assistant in the East Baton Rouge Office of Public Defender and the East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office. He additionally consults on jury selection. He has presented CLE’s in the areas of jury selection, domestic violence, criminal law topics, and a seminar for law enforcement officers. He has written published articles on criminal law topics, cell phone search and seizure, jury selection, and social media.
Franz was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising star in 2013 and 2014 and is AV rated through Martindale Hubbell. He serves as a member of the Louisiana Public Defender Board and the East Baton Rouge Alcohol Beverage Control Board. He is on the Louisiana Legislature Law Enforcement Body Camera committee and serves as chair of the taskforce. He is a graduate of the Paul M. Hebert LSU Law School. He received his undergraduate degrees from Louisiana State University and graduated from Catholic High School.
How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference?
According to the 2018 Louisiana Survey, when it comes to trusting news organizations, more Louisiana residents put their faith in local media than national media outlets. Despite that trust, only 36 percent of the state’s news consumers say local news deals fairly with both sides.
So, why is there so much mistrust of the news media? Where are consumers primarily getting their news? How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on a special encore presentation of “News about the News” airing Wednesday, December 26 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.