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Should you share it?

This is National News Literacy Week, an annual event that underscores the vital role of news literacy in a democracy. The and provides free resources to help people of all ages and backgrounds to become savvier consumers of news and other information. The week is sponsored by the News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan national education nonprofit, and the E.W. Scripps Company.

Visit NewsLiteracyWeek.org and take the quiz, Should you share it?, to test your ability to tell the difference between social media posts that are false or misleading and those that are credible.

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

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Is that a Fact? Disinformation & You

The Is that a fact? podcast helps “listeners understand how they can become part of the solution to the misinformation crisis.” Produced by the News Literacy Project, the show includes “conversations with leading American thinkers, journalists, foreign policy experts, psychologists and authors.” The series will include 10 podcasts and episodes are posted every Wednesday.

Is that a fact podcast #1

Podcast #1 Here’s what we know about Russia’s disinformation campaigns should make you pause before reading or sharing that next social media post.

The News Literacy Project is a nonpartisan national education nonprofit which “provides programs and resources for educators and the public to teach, learn and share the abilities needed to be smart, active consumers of news and information and equal and engaged participants in a democracy.”

See GRCC’s [Fake News Subject Guide] for more on this important critical thinking topic.

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Fake News from a Journalist’s Perspective Panel Tuesday

Fake News from a Journalist's Perspective posterPlan to attend our last event in the Fake News series.  Facilitated by Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, GRCC adjunct journalism professor, Collegiate Advisor & Former MLive reporter, a 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.
Tuesday, April 10, 201 | 11:30 a.m. | Library & Learning Commons (2nd floor, West).
The program includes features:
  • 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. Open to the public. Refreshments!

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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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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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