Join in the conversation and collaborative learning in this four-part workshop series discussing how to be savvy news consumers online and on social media. Share, learn and discuss relevant and pressing topics including misinformation and disinformation, while also learning about evaluation and fact-checking tips that can help build your fact-checking toolkit.
Each workshop will be comprised of a presentation, and then break into discussions and hands-on practice examples. Attendees can register for the whole series or a single event.
Week One (March 31) – An introduction to News Literacy: This series will kick off with a discussion about news literacy – what it is, why it is important, and an overview of the challenges news consumers face today. We’ll also go over the first set of techniques for analyzing and evaluating news online and in social media.
Week Two (April 7) – The Information Landscape: Learn about the different types of information, how we can distinguish these medias from news and journalism, and discuss what happens when lines blur between these different types of information.
Week Three (April 14) – Misinformation and Disinformation: Learn about misinformation and disinformation and how it spreads. The conversation will also touch on how this false information appears and spreads on social media.
Week Four (April 21) – Think Like a Fact Checker: This session will focus on the practical tools, skills and tactics one can take to evaluate information and also identify misinformation and disinformation. Learn how to think like a fact checker, including how to verify photos and videos.
Registration is required. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org