Dr. Elizabeth Skewes, Chair of University of Colorado Boulder’s Department of Journalism and former campaign reporter, convenes our community conversation about the news. Dr. Skewes will present about the history of news hoaxes, the values that drive traditional news, the polarization of news, the impact of social media on news quality and the more recent – and more malevolent – trend of creating “fake news” to shape public opinion. Dr. Skewes teaches courses in news writing, media ethics, and political communication and is the author of Message Control: How News Is Made on the Presidential Campaign Trail. Media Literacy @ Your Library, a project of the American Library Association in collaboration with the Center for News Literacy @ Stony Brook University, is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Democracy Fund, and the Rita Allen Foundation.
Fake News 101: To Believe or Not to Believe
Monday, February 05
6:30 PM - 8 PM