Fake News and Media Literacy: Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion Information

The panel discussion has come and gone!  It was a compelling discussion, and we offer a warm thanks to our panelists for their participation!
Here's a video recording of the panel discussion
-I apologize in advance; there was some audio drop out due to the nature of the room -Dale.

Teaching Information & Media Literacy in the Era of Fake News: Panel Discussion

The idea of information & media literacy has changed dramatically within the context of the recent election.  The Marriott Library and the Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence are sponsoring a panel discussion to help further the conversation in classrooms here at the University of Utah.  Teaching Information & Media Literacy in the Era of Fake News will feature faculty panelists from the Department of Communication, the Department of Political Science, the J. Willard Marriott Library and the Eccles Health Sciences Library.  If you teach classes at the University of Utah, please consider joining us for this thoughtful and practical conversation.  Please note that we are limited to 30 attendees.  Please contact Dale Larsen for registration information: dale.larsen@utah.edu

Teaching Information & Media Literacy in the Era of Fake News Panel Discussion
Date: Tuesday, March 28th
Time: lunch will be from 11:30-noon & Panel Discussion will be: Noon-1pm
Location: Faculty Center Open Area in the J. Willard Marriott Library (MLIB 1705)

Dr. Kimberley Mangun | Department of Communication 
Historical aspects of the news and media in the context of today (and how it informs/affects teaching in higher education)

Dr. Sean Lawson | Department of Communication 
What is the phenomenon of fake news and the media presently (and how it informs/affects teaching in higher education) 

Dr. Jim Curry | Department of Political Science 
How to handle sensitive political topics in class, and how to get students to step out of their informational bubble and not only express their opinions, but do so in a way that they are expressing an opinion based on defensible logic and evidence.

Alfred Mowdood | Marriott Library
Darell Schmick | Eccles Health Sciences Library
Experiences and practical tools in teaching information literacy from the perspective of academic librarianship. 

In addition, registered attendees will be provided with lunch, a practical tools and theory book selection, information literacy library teaching tools and practices takeaways and a library electronic guide for further reading and development.

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Dale Larsen

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