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Facing Facts: The Truth About Fake News and What to Do About It

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Faculty from Iowa State University’sĀ Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication and ISU graduate students in Psychology will lead an online, interactive media literacy workshop identifying and developing tools in order to better navigate the shifting media landscape. A team of experts will define the role of journalists versus media, identify how to develop visual literacy skills, explore why our brains are persuaded by misinformation, and share mindfulness tips around news consumption. Participants will break into small, facilitated groups to practice applying some of these concepts and skills.
Registrants will receive materials as a primer for the workshop to enhance their understanding of the concepts which will be discussed. The presentations will be recorded and shared on the Library’s YouTube channel for those who cannot attend.
Register HERE.