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Levinson Fake News Streamed

Paul Levinson at the LLCMeet Dr. Paul Levinson, Author of Fake News In Real Context” is available on  GRCC’s Youtube channel. Fordham University professor, Paul Levinson, in his book “Fake News in Real Context” discusses fake news as it relates to the 2016 election and the current political climate. We had more than 60 people attend in person last Tuesday!

Plan to attend our next (and last)  event on Fake News.  Facilitated by Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, GRCC adjunct journalism professor, Collegiate Advisor & Former MLive reporterA panel of journalists in various points of their careers will discuss our changing media landscape and the effects of fake news on the journalism industry.  The discussion panel will be Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. in the Library & Learning Commons (2nd floor, West).  The program includes “Fake News from a Journalist’s Perspective” featuring:
  • Catherine Behrendt (QZZM-13)
  • Clayton Cummins (GRCC Alumnus & Anchor for WILX News-10)
  • Justin Dawes (GRCC Alumnus & Grand Rapids Business Journal)
  • Bart Deiters (Wood TV-8)
  • Jim Harger (MLive)
  • Shelly Irwin (WGVU)
  • Participation of student editors from the GRCC Collegiate

Sponsored by GRCC’s Campus Common Reading Committee, Dean’s Office for Instructional Support, Library and Learning Commons, Facilities, and Media Technologies.

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Levinson to Speak on “Fake News in Real Context”

Plan to attend the next program in the  Combating Fake News series when Paul Levinson will discuss his book Fake News In Real Context.  Dr. Levinson will sign copies of his book after the presentation; the LLC has complimentary book copies for GRCC students, faculty and staff (while supplies last) available at the Circulation Desk.  See our Fake News Subject Guide for more information.

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018Fake News in Real Context cover
  • 1 – 2 pm
  • Library & Learning Commons 2nd – West
  • Refreshments!

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Oerhli’s Fake News Program Streamed

Fake News PosterFake News, Lies, and Propaganda!: How to Sort Fact From Fiction was a tremendous success, with two classes and a total of 127 attendees.  Angie Oehrli (UM-Ann Arbor Learning Librarian) talked about questions we should ask ourselves as we watch or read the news. We learned critical thinking skills and practical strategies to evaluate the news.   If you missed it, check out the recording.

Here’s a link to the Fall semester’s Brad Schwartz presentation: Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 20th at 1:00 pm when Paul Levinson will discuss his book Fake News In Real Context.  Dr. Levinson will sign copies of his book after the presentation; the LLC has complimentary book copies for GRCC students, faculty and staff (while supplies last) available at the Circulation Desk.

See our Fake News Subject Guide.

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Need help with citing?

Before you start writing, think about citing!! graphic

For more on citing, use the Citing Sources Subject Guide.

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How to Recognize Fake News Videos Available

Fake News graphicHow to Recognize Fake News is new to GRCC’s streaming video collection. Think of fake news as a disease. Without knowing how to identify and stop its spread, information literacy is at risk, especially among audiences whose critical thinking skills are vulnerable. This video series equips viewers with tools to spot the stories and images that are false, biased, altered or slanted, even those shared by trusted friends or family. Easy tips to detect and check fake news will encourage scrutinizing material for opinion, inaccuracy or misrepresentation. Target audiences learn how to avoid being duped by fake news and may be less quick to click until they know what’s real and what’s not.

For more on this important topic, see the Fake News Subject Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

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