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.