“Meet 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.
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, 2018
- 1 – 2 pm
- Library & Learning Commons 2nd – West
Fake 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.
The Library and Learning Commons is hosting a guest speaker on the topic of Fake News. Angie Oehrli, Learning Librarian from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor will visit and discuss “Fake News, Lies, and Propaganda!: How to sort fact from fiction.”
What questions should we ask ourselves as we watch or read the news? Join us for this discussion as we use critical thinking skills and practical strategies to evaluate the news.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 1-2:30pm | Library & Learning Commons 2nd Floor West | Snacks will be provided!
This event is sponsored by GRCC Campus Common Reading, Instructional Support, and the Library and Learning Commons. Questions? Contact Antoinette (Toni) Harrington, 616-234-3555. Check out our Fake News Subject Guide.
“Experts are evenly split on whether the coming decade will see a reduction in false and misleading narratives online. Those forecasting improvement place their hopes in technological fixes and in societal solutions. Others think the dark side of human nature is aided more than stifled by technology.” See the Pew Research Center website for their recently published study that is well-worth reading.
Mark your calendar for the next event in the Campus Common Readings’ programming on “Combatting “Fake News.”” “Fake News, Lies, and Propaganda: How to Sort Fact from Fiction” will be Jo Angela Oehrli’s topic on Wednesday, February 28 from 1-2:30 PM, on the LLC’s second floor.