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Schwartz Broadcast Hysteria video available

Broadcast Hysteria CoverIf you missed hearing author A. Brad Schwartz talk about Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News  last week, you have a second chance.  Media Services recorded the event, and you can see it here!

This author visit and book signing was the second of several events planned by the Campus Common Reading Committee  during the 2017-18 academic year that relate to Fighting Fake News. See the Fake News Subject Guide for more information!

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Fighting Fake News: Broadcast Hysteria Author Book Talk and Signing – Nov. 2

Join us to hBroadcast Hysteria Coverear author A. Brad Schwartz talk about Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News. The event will be held on the west side of the Library’s 2nd floor on Thursday, November 2, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Students and faculty are invited to pick up a free copy of Schwartz’s book at the Library Circulation Desk.  Admission is free, all are welcome,  and we’ll have complimentary refreshments.

This author visit and book signing is the second of several events planned by the Campus Common Reading Committee  during the 2017-18 academic year that relate to Fighting Fake News. See the Fake News Subject Guide for more information!

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Hot Topics – Fake News

Photo of cite your source and hot topics display.

In the era of “fake news, “alternative facts”  and other polarizing topics, you’ll want to make sure your facts are straight. Stop in and checkout this new display by Sophia Brewer.

We are all bombarded by information 24/7 – from tweets, Facebook, television, radio, friends and family, newspapers, books, in Blackboard – you name it!  It can be overwhelming. Oh, and the hashtags! There is a hashtag for everything and many of us get our news via hashtags. Do they really make things easier to find? How do you research a hashtag?

Librarians suggest that you read widely from a variety of sources, written from different perspectives. By doing so, you’ll surely better understand the issues that have long-term impact.

This display offers information on  some of those trending hashtags and hot topics. #knowlegeispower, #citeyoursource, #libraries

 

 

 

 

http://subjectguides.grcc.edu/news/bias

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