PBS – Above the Noise: Why Do Our Brains Love Fake News? 5 m 20 s

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Knight Foundation: new report from #knightcomm research on trust, media and democracy

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US Dept of State: LIVE Thursday, May 3 at 8:00 a.m. ET on FB: discussion “Fact or Fiction in the Digital Age”

I’ll not join in as I’m not in FB:

Join us LIVE Thursday, May 3 at 8:00 a.m. ET 
on https://www.facebook.com/stateDRL for a discussion ”Fact or Fiction in the Digital Age”

On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, a panel of media experts will take part in a Facebook Live webchat to discuss the importance of media literacy in today’s fragmented news and information landscape. The panelists will highlight ways that educators and students can develop their skills in understanding the credibility of media sources and recognizing and challenging fake news.

The experts will answer viewer questions and provide links to resources. And students, educators, and journalists will also be able to share their own experiences with media literacy in the comments section.

We hope you can join the conversation. #WPFD2018

Panelists’ bios:

Jennifer Thomas is an assistant professor of broadcast journalism at Howard University. She is a veteran broadcast journalist whose career spans more than 25 years in network and local news. Most recently, she was an executive producer for CNN Headline News, and a news producer for CNN. Thomas is also founder of MediaReady Consulting LLC, a media training, marketing, and communications consulting service.

Geysha Gonzalez is the associate director for the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council. Her areas of expertise include disinformation campaigns, digital disinformation, and media literacy. Previously, Gonzalez worked at Freedom House, where she covered issues related to digital and physical security for human rights defenders, as well as authoring work on the rise of modern dictatorships.

Anthony Shop is co-founder and chief strategy officer of Social Driver, an award-winning digital agency. An entrepreneur and pioneer in the field of digital marketing and social media, Shop’s innovative approaches to digital media focus on the intersection of marketing and technology. Prior to founding Social Driver, Anthony served as press secretary for a top U.S. congressional race and as a journalist. He was also the first new media professional elected to the National Press Club’s Board of Governors.

Moderator: Jessi Hollis McCarthy (Outreach Educator) has been a teacher with the Newseum since July 2016. She has a bachelor’s degree in art history with a minor in archaeology from Boston University and is currently pursuing graduate work in Museum Studies through the Harvard Extension School. Prior to joining the Newseum, Hollis McCarthy worked teaching and developing education programming for living history museums. Her passion is using history and the material remains of culture as a tool to start conversations about the world we live in today.

Date: 05/02/2018 Description: Slate for DRL Facebook Live event on 'Fact or Fiction in the Digital Age'; #WPFD2018; May 3, 8am EDT; facbook.com/StateDRL. - State Dept Image

 

April 2nd is International Fact-Checking Day #FactCheckIt

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