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⭐ Radio Goes to War (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

World War II was the first war in history to receive almost continuous coverage on radio. This presentation examines how radio rose to the challenge of life during wartime, with sound clips from news broadcasts, presidential speeches, entertainment shows, programs designed to boost morale (both at home and among the […]


Mass Media And Its Influence (Enoch Pratt Library) – VIRTUAL

In the past five decades, the media and its influential effect on the masses have increased exponentially.  Initially, the news and media channels were limited to the telegraph, but technological inventions then found many channels to spread the news to the masses such as the radio, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, and […]


All About the Story: Leonard Downie, Jr. w/ Judy Woodruff, Kevin Merida, and Elizabeth Green (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

At a time when journalism’s role in political life has never been more critical, the legendary Washington Post editor surveys his 40-plus years searching for the truth at one of the nation’s major newspapers. From  1964 to 2008, Leonard Downie worked at The Washington Post as everything from an intern to a foreign correspondent to […]


Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. Ghosting the News tells the most troubling media story of our time: How democracy suffers when local news dies. From 2004 to 2015, 1,800 print newspaper outlets closed in the US. The absence of accountability journalism has created […]


Navigating Fake News on Social Media (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

This is a one-hour class designed to improve your understanding of media environments and how misinformation or fake news can spread through social media. This class will inform patrons about best practices for identifying fake news on social media, and share resources and tips for research. You will receive an […]