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Getting Real about Fake News: Making Sense of Today’s Media

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In today’s media environment, we have access to more information than ever before. But more information is not the same thing as high-quality information. So how can we critically make sense of all the different types of information we encounter from websites, from friends and family, and when on social media sites? During this talk, Stephanie Edgerly, associate professor and the director of research at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications will discuss the concept of fake news by identifying the different forms and meanings it can take. I will then provide two ways that individuals can help combat the spread of fake news in their everyday life. The goal of this talk is to situate a discussion of fake news within academic research and to provide actional tips for media consumers. 

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Virtual - Any Location

MultipleInstructor :
1.Randall Smith2.Lisa D'Angelo 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/7/2021 - 10/7/2021 Weekly - Thu 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Lisa D'Angelo  ; Randall Smith 
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