Wednesday, Nov. 7
“Just Click Here, Comrade: Fake News in 2018”
Oaks 212, McCoy Commons, 7 p.m.
False information has been around as long as information itself. In today’s digital world, however, it travels at the speed of light. Learn the how and why of online misinformation as well as specific tools to combat its proliferation in this fun, fast, entertaining and engaging talk by Julie Smith, an instructor in Webster University’s Communications and Journalism Department.
She has been teaching media literacy and media-related classes at the university level since 1997. She is the author of the book “Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save Our Plugged-In World.” Smith is on the Leadership Council of the National Association for Media Literacy and the Executive Board for the Gateway Media Literacy Project.
Sponsored by Oaks Neighborhood, School of Communications, Society of Professional Journalists, Student Government Association, Student Media Board, Elon News Network